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.

Bloomsbury Rural Transfer Station

Address: Bloomsbury Back Road,
Bloomsbury, 4799, QLD
-20.6783660 148.5845700

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • DrumMuster collection site

Opening hours:

7am to 11:30am Thursday to Sunday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Eungella Transfer Station

Address: Bee Creek Road
Eungella, 4757, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Motor oil up to 20 litres

Opening hours:

10am to 2pm Saturday to Monday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Gargett Transfer Station

Address: Dump Road
Gargett, 4741, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday to Tuesday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Hay Point Transfer Station

Address: Cedar Street
Hay Point, 4740, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Motor oil up to 20 litres

Opening hours:

10:00am to 3:00pm Thursday to Sunday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Incredable Ltd

Address: Crichtons Road
Paget Waste Management Centre
South Paget, 4740, QLD

Phone: 07 4952 2703
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Household quantity of Paint
  • Household quantity of Petrol
  • Household quantity of Diesel
  • Fees apply for recycling tyres

Opening hours:

Drop off is open 7 days a week from 7am to 5pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) Tip shop is open Thursday to Sunday 9am -4pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Kolijo Rural Transfer Station

Address: Kolijo-Mt Pelion Road, Kolijo
Kolijo, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • DrumMuster collection site

Opening hours:

12:30pm to 5:00pm Thursday to Sunday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Koumala Rural Transfer Station

Address: Bolingbroke Road
, 4738, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • used motor oil up to 20 litres

Opening hours:

Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Otterburn Rural Transfer Station

Address: Brand Road, Mirani
Mirani, QLD
-21.1645360 148.8972615

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Open 9:00am to 3:00pm Thursday to Sunday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Paget Transfer Station

Address: Crichtons Road
Paget, 4740, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Used oil up to 20 litres

Opening hours:

6:15am to 5:45pm each day of the year

Fees and charges:

May apply

Sarina Transfer Station

Address: Brooks Road
, 4737, QLD

Phone: 1300 622 529

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Used motor oil up to 20 litres

Opening hours:

Saturday to Wednesday 10am-5pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Seaforth Rural Transfer Station

Address: Yakapari-Seaforth Road, Seaforth
Seaforth, 4741, QLD
-20.9199940 148.9622030

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • DrumMuster collection site

Opening hours:

7:00am to 5:00pm Thursday to Sunday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Sorry, there are no businesses listed for you to drop off Oil - Motor & Grease

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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