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.

Gatton Landfill / Transfer Station

Address: Fords Road
Gatton, QLD
-27.5562940 152.2839620

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Empty drumMUSTER containers

Opening hours:

8.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Sat, 9.00am to 5.00pm Sun & Public Holidays. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Grantham Transfer Station

Address: Back Ma Ma Road
Grantham, QLD
-27.5848110 152.2044670

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Empty drumMUSTER containers

Opening hours:

9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Helidon Transfer Station

Address: Seventeen Mile Road
Helidon, QLD
-27.5231830 152.1555480

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

9.00am to 5.00pm, Fri, Sat, Sun. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Laidley Transfer Station

Address: Burgess Road
Laidley Heights, QLD
-27.6229020 152.3672780

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Empty drumMUSTER containers

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 9:00am-5:00pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Lockrose Transfer Station

Address: Village Road
Lockrose, QLD
-27.4971590 152.4521140

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Mon & Thurs & Sat 9:00am-5:00pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Lockyer Waters Transfer Station

Address: Main Greenswamp Road
Lockyer Waters, QLD
-27.4724690 152.3678060

Phone: 1300 005 872

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Empty drumMUSTER containers

Opening hours:

Tues & Fri & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Murphys Creek Transfer Station

Address: Milora Road
Upper Lockyer, QLD

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

9.00am to 5.00pm Fri, Sat, Sun. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Withcott Transfer Station

Address: Spa Water Road
Withcott, QLD
-27.5558730 152.0625480

Phone: 1300 005 872
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

8.00am to 5.00pm Wed & Sat, 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sun. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

1 drop off business matches on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Gatton 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
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

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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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