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.

Bells Creek Waste Transfer Station

Address: off the Bruce Highway between Silkwood & El Arish
El Arish, QLD
-17.7821390 146.0359870

Phone: 07 4068 5000
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres (fees apply)

Opening hours:

Refer to Council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

Cardwell Transfer Station

Address: Lawson Drive
Cardwell, QLD
-18.2454331 146.0097078

Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Refer to Council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

Hull Heads Transfer Station

Address: Tully Hull Road
Hull Heads, QLD
-17.9963830 146.0588430

Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Refer to Council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

Innisfail – Stoters Hill Waste Transfer Station

Address: Quarry Drive, off the Palmerston Highway
Innisfail, QLD

Phone: 07 4061 7393
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres (fees apply)

Opening hours:

Refer to council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

Murray Upper Transfer Station

Address: Middle Murray Road
Murray Upper, QLD
-18.1012620 145.8241540

Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Refer to Council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

Tully Transfer Station

Address: Tully Gorge Road
Tully, QLD
-17.7802953 145.5640294

Phone: 07 4068 3910
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Refer to Council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

Wongaling Beach & South Mission Beach

Address: Wheatly Drive
South Mission Beach, QLD
-17.9252790 146.0942660

Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Refer to Council Website

Fees and charges:

May apply

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Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

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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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