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.

Bonnick Road Waste Management Facility

Address: Bonnick Road
Gympie, 4570, QLD
-26.1681240 152.6548530

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The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

8am - 5pm (7 days)

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Goomeri Landfill

Address: Tierney Road
Goomeri, QLD
-26.1614850 152.0841540

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Kilkivan Landfill

Address: off McEwan Road
Kilkivan, QLD

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Mary Valley Waste Transfer Station

Address: Imbil Kandanga Road
Imbil, 4570, QLD
-26.4345187 152.6844636

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The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday 7am - 5pm Wednesday, Thursday Closed Friday 7am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday 8am - 4pm Christmas Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday Closed

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Sexton Transfer Station

Address: Sexton Road
Sexton, QLD
-26.0539330 152.4781560

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Southside Waste Management Facility

Address: Glastonbury Road
Widgee Crossing South, 4570, QLD
-26.2024230 152.6125270

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The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

(September – May) 7am – 6pm (June – August) 7am – 5.30pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Tin Can Bay Waste Managment Facility

Address: Snapper Creek Road
Tin Can Bay, 4580, QLD
-25.9234290 152.9910740

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The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Weekdays 8am – 5pm Weekends 8am – 4pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Widgee Transfer Station

Address: Cole Road
Widgee, QLD
-26.1959900 152.4396530

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

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Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 pick up businesses match your query on Oil - Motor & Grease

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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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