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.

Bauple Landfill

Address: Bauple Drive
Bauple, 4650, QLD
-25.8170320 152.6091020

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

7:00am to 12noon FRIDAY, SATURDAY & MONDAY 12noon to 5:00pm SUNDAY

Fees and charges:

May apply

Burrum Heads Transfer Station

Address: Orchid Dve
Burrum Heads, 4655, QLD
-25.2099090 152.6294770

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

Saturday 12 noon to 4pm and Sunday from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon Disposal of Hazardous and Toxic waste is not accepted at this Waste facility.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Granville Landfill

Address: Cooloola Coast Road
, QLD

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

Fri & Sat & Sun & Mon 12:00pm -5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Howard Transfer Station

Address: Powerhouse Rd
Howard, 4659, QLD

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 12 noon Disposal of Hazardous and Toxic waste is not accepted at this Waste facility.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Maryborough Landfill

Address: Saltwater Creek Rd
Maryborough, QLD
-25.5181275 152.7084910

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
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
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

7 Days 7.30am - 5.30pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Nikenbah Transfer Station

Address: Aalborg Road North
Nikenbah, 4655, QLD
-25.3151980 152.8053160

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
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
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

seven (7) days a week from 7.30 am to 5.00pm. Every day of the year except Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Tinana Landill

Address: Bosel Road
Tinana, QLD
-25.5491190 152.6436980

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

7:00am to 12noon FRIDAY, SATURDAY & MONDAY 12noon to 5:00pm SUNDAY

Fees and charges:

May apply

Toogoom Landfill

Address: O'Regan Creek Rd
Toogoom, 4655, QLD
-25.2617606 152.6925085

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm Disposal of Hazardous and Toxic waste is not accepted at this Waste facility.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Yengarie Transfer Station

Address: Quarry Road
Yengarie, QLD
-25.5329980 152.6195990

Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • A fee will be charged for the disposal of Tyres. No Commercial Chemicals or Oil is accepted.

Opening hours:

7:00am to 12noon FRIDAY, SATURDAY & MONDAY 12noon to 5:00pm SUNDAY

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

3 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Hervey Bay 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
Reuse & Recycle Group Inc. /business/13253 Ariadne Street Maryborough, QLD, 4650 152.70846962928772 -25.50716623676346 Maryborough QLD 4650 152.70846962928772 -25.50716623676346
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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