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.

Currumbin Valley Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: Currumbin Creek Road
Currumbin, 4223, QLD
-28.1379620 153.4740240

Phone: (07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7am to 4:50pm Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Helensvale Community Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: 70 Helensvale Road
Helensvale, 4212, QLD
-27.8889570 153.3531180

Phone: (07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Pool CHemicals
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

7.00am-4.50pm Open seven days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Jacobs Well Community Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: Skopps Road (off Behms Road)
Jacobs Well, 4208, QLD

Phone: 07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

7am to 4:50pm Open 7 days a week excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Merrimac Community Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: Boowaggan Road
Merrimac, 4226, QLD
-28.0438560 153.3822160

Phone: (07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Pool CHemicals
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

7.00am-4.50pm Open seven days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Molendinar Community Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: Herbertson Drive
Molendinar, 4214, QLD
-27.9850500 153.3548160

Phone: (07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Domestic car tyres - fee applies
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

6.30am-4.15pm Open seven days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Mudgeeraba Community Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: 287 Mudgeeraba Road
Mudgeeraba, 4213, QLD
-28.0659030 153.3547540

Phone: 07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

7.00am-4.50pm Open seven days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Reedy Creek Community Waste and Recycling Centre

Address: Hutchinson Street
(off Bermuda St)

Reedy Creek, 4228, QLD
-28.1092430 153.4194420

Phone: (07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg

Opening hours:

7am to 4:50pm Open 7 days a week excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Stapylton Commercial and Domestic Wastes Landfill

Address: Rossmans Road
Stapylton, 4207, QLD

Phone: (07) 5581 6799
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Domestic car tyres - fee applies
  • Empty gas bottles up to 9kg
  • DrumMUSTER - available 7 day a week call for appointment

Opening hours:

7am to 4:45pm Open 7 days a week excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Southport QLD

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Boonah Waste Transfer Facility /business/12506 Evans Road Dugandan, QLD, 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216 Dugandan QLD 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216
Stapylton Commercial and Domestic Landfill /business/12959 16 Rossmanns Road Stapylton, QLD, 4207 153.24567317962646 -27.732236681091923 Stapylton QLD 4207 153.24567317962646 -27.732236681091923
Frog Metals Pty Ltd /business/13009 147 Crockford Street Northgate, QLD, 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681 Northgate QLD 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681
Toxfree /business/13601 168 Musgrave Road Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108 153.0309090 -27.5616090 Coopers Plains QLD 4108 153.0309090 -27.5616090
Ralph's Garage /business/15054 41A Vulture St West End, QLD, 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280 West End QLD 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280
Chandler Transfer Station /business/15524 728 Tilley Road Chandler, QLD, 4155 153.1513974 -27.5163486 Chandler QLD 4155 153.1513974 -27.5163486
Nudgee Transfer Station /business/15525 1560 Nudgee Road Nudgee, QLD, 4014 153.0992665 -27.3593623 Nudgee QLD 4014 153.0992665 -27.3593623
Willawong Transfer Station /business/15526 360 Sherbrooke Road Willawong, QLD, 4110 153.0059080 -27.6019440 Willawong QLD 4110 153.0059080 -27.6019440
Ferny Grove Transfer Station /business/15527 101 Upper Kedron Road Ferny Grove, QLD, 4055 152.9230952 -27.4093788 Ferny Grove QLD 4055 152.9230952 -27.4093788
Boonah Waste Transfer Facility /business/12506 Evans Road Dugandan, QLD, 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216 Dugandan QLD 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216

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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