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.

Carpenter Rocks Waste Transfer Station

Address: Carpenter Rocks Road
Carpenter Rocks, SA
-37.9017550 140.3924320

Phone: 08 8721 04444
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Tue 9:00am - 11:00am Sat 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Donovans Waste Transfer Station

Address: Dry Creek Rd
Donovans, SA
-38.0029400 140.9562550

Phone: 08 8721 04444
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Plastic Silage Wrap, silage twine, and Silage Tarps can be taken to Wormworks Snuggery

Opening hours:

Thurs 9:00am- 11:00am Sun 9:00am-11:00am

Fees and charges:

May apply

Nene Valley Waste Transfer Station

Address: Nene Valley Rd
Kongorong, SA
-37.9318410 140.5472960

Phone: 08 8721 0444
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Plastic Silage wrap, silage twine and Silage Tarps can be taken to Worm Works at Snuggery

Opening hours:

Tue & Sat 12:00pm - 2:00pm Thurs 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Port MacDonnell Refuse Depot

Address: Lighthouse Rd
Port MacDonnell, SA
-38.0584240 140.6667890

Phone: 08 8721 04444
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Plastic Silage Wrap, silage twine and Silage Tarps can be taken to Wormworks Snuggery

Opening hours:

Tue 3:00pm - 5:00pm Thurs 12:00pm - 2:00pm Sat 9:00am - 11:00am Sun 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Tarpeena Waste Transfer Station Depot

Address: Quarry Rd
Tarpeena, 5277, SA
-37.6345960 140.8105970

Phone: Council Office 08 8721 0444
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Fire Extinguishers

Opening hours:

Wed 3:00pm - 5:00pm Sat 11:00am - 1:00pm Sun 10:00am - 2:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

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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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