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.

Dimbulah Transfer Station

Address: 105 Raleigh Street
Dimbulah, 4872, QLD
-26.0937110 152.7267430

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The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Wet Cell Batteries
  • Agricultural Chemical Containers
  • DG Chemical Containers

Opening hours:

Monday & Wednesday – Closed Tuesday & Thursday – 4.00pm – 6.00pm Saturday – 2.00pm – 5.00pm Sunday – 9.00am – 11.00am Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Irvinebank Transfer Station

Address: Herberton-Petford Road
Irvinebank, 4887, QLD

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The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Closed Tuesday 4pm – 6pm Thursday – 9:00am – 11:00am Saturday – 9:00am – 12:00pm Sunday – Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Julatten Transfer Station

Address: 1027 Euluma Road
Julatten, 4871, QLD

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The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – Closed Wednesday – 8.00am – 10.00am and 3.00pm – 6.00pm Saturday – 1.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday – 8.00am – 12.00pm Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Kuranda Transfer Station

Address: 2186 Kennedy Highway
Kuranda, QLD
-16.8311730 145.6211160

Phone: 4092 7790
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The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Wet Cell Batteries
  • Agricultural Chemical Containers
  • DG Chemical Containers

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday – Closed Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday – 8:00am – 5:00pm Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mareeba Transfer Station and Landfill

Address: Vaughan Street
Mareeba, 4880, QLD
-16.9888710 145.4134980

Phone: 4092 7790
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Agricultural Chemical Containers
  • DG Chemical Containers
  • Wet Cell Batteries

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday – 7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday – Transfer Station 8:00am – 6:00pm Sunday – Landfill – Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mt Carbine Transfer Station

Address: Cemetery Road
Mt Carbine, 4871, QLD
-27.6325590 152.7704070

Phone: 4094 3148
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – Closed Thursday – 8.00am – 11.00am; Saturday – Closed Sunday – 1.00pm – 4.00pm Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mt Molloy Transfer Station

Address: 97 Bakers Rd
Mt Molloy, 4871, QLD
-16.6870270 145.3232120

Phone: 4094 3148
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – Closed Tuesday – 4.00pm – 6.00pm Saturday – 8.00am – 12.00pm Sunday – Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mutchilba Transfer Station

Address: 3834 Mareeba-Dimbulah Rd
Mutchilba, 4872, QLD
-17.1288050 145.1902850

Phone: 4093 5492
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday – 3.30pm – 5.30pm Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – Closed Wednesday – 4.00pm – 6.00pm Saturday – 8.00am – 10.00am Sunday – Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Fees and charges:

May 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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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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