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.

Blackwater Landfill Site

Address: Ardurad Road
Blackwater, 4717, QLD
-23.5915280 148.8794870

Phone: 07 4980 5555
Email: shire@duaringa.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 8.00am to 5.00pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Bluff Transfer Station

Address: Bluff-Jellinbah Road
Bluff, 4702, QLD
-23.4640270 149.0168240

Phone: 07 4980 5555
Email: shire@duaringa.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 24 Hours

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Capella Transfer Station

Address: Gregory Hwy
Capella, QLD
-23.0818025 148.0215470

Phone: 07 4988 7200

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

24 hrs/day 7 days a week

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Dingo Transfer Station

Address: Normanby Street
Dingo, 4702, QLD
-23.6430350 149.3241540

Phone: 07 4980 5555
Email: shire@duaringa.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 24 Hours

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Duaringa

Address: Elizabeth Street
Duaringa, 4712, QLD
-23.7175545 149.6734065

Phone: 07 49805555
Email: shire@duaringa.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 24 Hours

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Emerald Transfer Station

Address: Glasson St
Emerald, 4720, QLD
-23.5220610 148.1468040

Phone: 07 4987 5840

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 7:00am - 6:00pm. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Rolleston Tip

Address: One Mile Road
Rolleston, 4702, QLD
-24.4520550 148.6246540

Phone: (07) 4984 1166
Email: alans@bauhinia.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Springsure Tip

Address: Tambo Road
Springsure, 4722, QLD
-24.4207220 147.2639480

Phone: (07) 4984 1166
Email: alans@bauhinia.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Tieri Transfer Station

Address: Crinum Rd
Tieri, QLD
-23.0414770 148.3472750

Phone: 07 4988 7200

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

24 hrs/day 7 days a week

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

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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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