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.

Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill

Address: Becks Road
Drysdale, 3222, VIC
-38.1738050 144.6263270

Phone: 03 5251 2935
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

8.00am - 4.15 pm 7 Days Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Geelong Resource Recovery Centre

Address: 100 Douro Street
North Geelong, VIC
-38.1149300 144.3493230

Phone: 03 5272 2613
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
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 7:30am-4:15pm Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

6 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Geelong VIC

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Moonee Valley Transfer Station /business/12547 188 Holmes Road Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580 Moonee Ponds VIC 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580
Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre /business/15193 Becks Road Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163
Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station /business/15194 100 Douro Street North Geelong, VIC, 3215 144.3492090 -38.1144144 North Geelong VIC 3215 144.3492090 -38.1144144
Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre /business/15197 Boundary Street South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781 South Melbourne VIC 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781
Melton Recycling Facility /business/15518 33 Ferris Rd Melton South, VIC, 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647 Melton South VIC 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647
Brimbank City Council Depot /business/15842 Stadium Drive Keilor Park, VIC, 3042 144.8533961 -37.7138631 Keilor Park VIC 3042 144.8533961 -37.7138631
Moonee Valley Transfer Station /business/12547 188 Holmes Road Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580 Moonee Ponds VIC 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

12 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
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Vic May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cash for Cars We offer free removal and pick service throughout the M... Vic Free
Rapid Car Removal We remove and pickup all types, makes, models and condi... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Imlachs Self Serve Auto Parts Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply

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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