Oil Motor Recycling Hotline

Used motor oil, or 'sump oil' as it is sometimes called, should not be thrown away as it can pollute water ways and soils. Although it gets dirty, used oil can still be cleaned and re-used.

When changing the oil in your car or other motors such as lawnmowers, boats or chainsaws, be sure to dispose of it correctly. Oil picks up hazardous contaminants when used in engines and can pollute water and soil. Pour your used motor oil back into an empty oil container and take it to your local used oil facility for recycling. Check with the facility as they may also accept your oil filters and oily rags.

Many council facilities such as transfer stations, waste management centres or landfill sites accept used oil. Household chemical clean out programs run by your council or state government may also collect used motor oil.

Avondale Waste Facility

Address: Pollocks Road & Rosedale Road
Avondale, QLD

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: 6:00am - 5:45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Booyal Waste Transfer Station

Address: Old School Road
Booyal, QLD

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

"Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm"

Fees and charges:

May apply

Bundaberg Waste Management Facility

Address: University Drive
Bundaberg, 4670, QLD
-24.8974280 152.3106580

Phone: 1300 883 699
Email: wasteandrecycling@bundaberg.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 6:00am-5.45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Buxton Transfer Station

Address: Powers Street
Buxton, QLD

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 12:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Childers Transfer Station

Address: Nissens Lane
Childers, QLD

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Cordalba Waste Transfer Station

Address: Cemetary Road
Cordalba, QLD

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

"Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm"

Fees and charges:

May apply

Meadowvale Facility

Address: 443 Rosedale Road
, QLD
-24.8880731 151.9112406

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 7:00am-5:30pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

QUNABA Waste facility

Address: 180 Potters Road
Bargara, QLD
-24.8113660 152.4323730

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

"Open 7 days Winter: 1 May - 31 August 7:00am - 5.30pm Summer: 1 September - 30 April 7:00am - 5.45pm"

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

SOUTH KOLAN (Birthamba) Transfer Station

Address: 446 Bucca Birthamba Road
South Kolan, QLD
-24.9128970 152.1745380

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 6:00am - 5:45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Tirroan Waste Management Facility

Address: Dalysford Road Tirroan
Tirroan, 4671, QLD
-25.0027200 151.9209070

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

"Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 12:30pm Saturday: 7:30am - 3:30pm Sunday: 7:30am - 12:30pm"

Fees and charges:

May apply

Woodgate Beach Transfer Station

Address: Woodgate Road
Woodgate Beach, QLD

Phone: 1300 883 699

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

Tuesday/Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm, Sunday 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

2 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Bundaberg QLD

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Reuse & Recycle Group Inc. /business/13252 Aalborg Road North Nikenbah, QLD, 4655 152.80367732048035 -25.316572895613128 Nikenbah QLD 4655 152.80367732048035 -25.316572895613128
Bundaberg Waste Facilities /business/16041 University Drive Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3101694 -24.8975185 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3101694 -24.8975185
Reuse & Recycle Group Inc. /business/13252 Aalborg Road North Nikenbah, QLD, 4655 152.80367732048035 -25.316572895613128 Nikenbah QLD 4655 152.80367732048035 -25.316572895613128

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 pick up businesses match your query on Oil - Motor & Grease

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Qld May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Clean It Industrial Services Vacuum Tankers up to 26000 litres. Trucks and Waste Sk... Qld May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply

Ask at your local petrol station, many will take used motor oil for recycling.

About used motor oil

  • Oil is a valuable and finite resource.
  • Each year, more than 500 million litres of motor oil is sold in Australia.
  • It takes only one litre of oil to contaminate one million litres of water and a single automotive oil change produces 4 to 5 litres of used oil.

Source: Dept. of the Environment & Heritage

Importance of recycling motor oil

  • Used oil is hazardous. Lubricating oil picks up a variety of hazardous contaminants when used in engines and transmissions including lead, dioxins, benzene and polycyclic aromatics.
  • Leaving used oil sitting in your garage is a potential fire hazard.

Source: Dept. of the Environment & Heritage

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