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.

Bairnsdale Landfill

Address: 200 Johnston Road
Forge Creek, 3875, VIC

Phone: 03 5152 6535

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri 8:00am-5:00pm Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Bruthen Transfer Station

Address: Great Alpine Road
Bruthen, VIC
-37.6805430 147.8476030

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Monday & Friday 1.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday 12.00noon – 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Buchan Transfer Station

Address: Buchan Road
Buchan, VIC
-37.4989340 148.1723530

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Mon, Wed & Fri 8.00am – 12.00noon Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Lakes Entrance Landfill

Address: Thorpes Lane
Lakes Entrance, 3909, VIC
-37.8597170 148.0169860

Phone: (03) 51552148

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Asbestos
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri 8:00am-4:00pm Sat & Sun 9:00am-4:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Lindenow Transfer Station

Address: Snobbs Lanes
Lindenow South, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12.00noon – 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mallacoota Landfill

Address: Betka Road
Mallacoota, VIC
-37.5828110 149.7372390

Phone: (03) 51542944

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

1 May – 31 October Monday to Friday 9.00am – 12.00noon Saturday & Sunday 12.00noon – 3.00pm 1 November – 30 April Monday to Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm Saturday & Sunday 12.00noon – 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Marlo Transfer Station

Address: Tip Road
Marlo, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Monday – Sunday 8.00am - 12.00noon

Fees and charges:

May apply

Metung Transfer Station

Address: Rosherville Road
Metung, VIC
-37.8636905 147.8608096

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Monday – Sunday 8.00am – 12.00noon

Fees and charges:

May apply

Newmerella Transfer Station

Address: Coringle Road
Newmerella, VIC
-37.7557170 148.4234620

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Saturday & Sunday 12.00noon – 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Omeo Transfer Station

Address: Margett's Lane
Omeo, VIC
-37.0997380 147.6079780

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Monday & Wednesday 9.00am – 1.00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12.00noon – 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Orbost Landfill

Address: Bonang Road,
Orbost, VIC
-37.7041250 148.4557950

Phone: 0458332525

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 3.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Swifts Creek Transfer Station

Address: Cassilis Road
Swifts Creek, VIC
-37.2145500 147.5975760

Phone: 0428363045

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Oil - 20lt drum

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8.00am – 12.00noon Sunday 12.00am – 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

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Waste Liquid Services Pty Ltd

PO Box 556
Carnegie Vic 3163
Tel: 0433 116 768

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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