Recycling Near You - Used Oil Recycling in the City of Launceston area
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.

Launceston Recycling Centre

Address: Cavalry Rd
Mowbray, 7248, TAS
-41.4033290 147.1507640

Phone: 03 6323 3000
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Syringes
  • Tyres accepted at the transfer station
  • Before disposal of Asbestos & Syringes, customers MUST register with Council on 6323 3500.

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8am - 5pm but last entry at 4.45pm. Uptipity the resale shop is open Monday to Sunday: 8.30am - 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Lilydale Transfer Station

Address: Second River Road
Lilydale, TAS
-41.2361390 147.2036810

Phone: 03 6323 3000
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • A disposal fee applies to tyres

Opening hours:

12noon to 4pm Sundays.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Nunamara Transfer Station

Address: Binghams Road
Nunamara, TAS
-41.4011570 147.3067360

Phone: 03 6323 3000
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • A disposal fee applies to tyres

Opening hours:

Saturday 12 noon to 4pm

Fees and charges:

Do not 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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