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.

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

6 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Charles Sturt SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
City of Salisbury Waste Transfer Station /business/15182 61 Research Road Pooraka, SA, 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560 Pooraka SA 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560
Hackham Recyclers /business/15866 16 Cottage Lane HACKHAM, SA, 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588 HACKHAM SA 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588
Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre /business/15929 181 Morphett Road North Plympton, SA, 5037 138.5363221 -34.9569548 North Plympton SA 5037 138.5363221 -34.9569548
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd /business/16745 42 Musgrave Ave Welland, SA, 5007 138.5582040 -34.9104970 Welland SA 5007 138.5582040 -34.9104970
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd /business/16746 10 Donegal Rd Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.4925160 -35.1187100 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.4925160 -35.1187100
Adelaide Eco Bins /business/17628 P.O. Box 849 Mile End, SA, 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398 Mile End SA 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398
City of Salisbury Waste Transfer Station /business/15182 61 Research Road Pooraka, SA, 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560 Pooraka SA 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

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Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... SA May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details SA May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details SA May apply
Adelaide Eco Bins Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) 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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