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.

Dover Waste Management Facility

Address: 53 Cemetery Road, Dover
Dover, 7117, TAS
39.1915382 -93.6867214

Phone: (03) 6264 0300
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Open Tuesday 12pm-4pm Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Geeveston Waste Management Facility

Address: 70 Hermon's Road,
Geeveston, 7116, TAS

Phone: (03) 6264 0300

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

http://www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/services/waste-2/

Fees and charges:

May apply

Southbridge Waste Management Facility

Address: 2899 Huon Highway
1 km south of the Huonville Bridge
Huonville, TAS

Phone: (03) 6264 0300
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable

Opening hours:

Open seven days: Monday and Wednesday 10am-2pm, all other days 10am-4pm.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

2 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Huonville TAS

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Barretta Waste Management Facility /business/15992 1922 Channel highway Barretta, TAS, 7054 147.2634690 -43.0431720 Barretta TAS 7054 147.2634690 -43.0431720
Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station /business/16184 126 Mornington Rd Mornington, TAS, 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520 Mornington TAS 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520
Barretta Waste Management Facility /business/15992 1922 Channel highway Barretta, TAS, 7054 147.2634690 -43.0431720 Barretta TAS 7054 147.2634690 -43.0431720

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

4 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
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Tas May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
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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