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.

Coldstream Recovery and Waste Transfer Station

Address: Leonard Rd
Coldstream, 3770, VIC
-37.7513680 145.3923500

Phone: 9739 1227

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Farm chemical containers (must be triple rinsed)

Opening hours:

Mon - Sat: 7.30am - 4.30pm Sun & Public Holidays: 9am - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

Address: 22 Palmerston Rd
Ringwood, 3134, VIC
-37.8251829 145.2157747

Phone: 8872 7879
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • contact their office for more information

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday 7am-4.45pm Sunday 9am-3.45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Eco Waste Tip & Recycle Centre

Address: 199-201 Coldchester Road
Kilsyth, 3137, VIC

Phone: 9723 3759

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 7am - 4.30pm Sat: Closed Sun: 9am - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Knox Transfer Station and Recycling Centre

Address: 251 George Street
Wantirna South, VIC
-37.8835180 145.2135030

Phone: 9887 4222
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other

Opening hours:

7.30am-4.30pm 7 days a week (closed Christmas day and Good Friday)

Fees and charges:

May apply

Montrose Transfer Station

Address: 67 - 71 Canterbury Rd
Montrose, 3765, VIC

Phone: (03) 9552 1700
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Sunday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Public holidays 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. CLOSED Christmas Day, New Years Day & Good Friday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre

Address: Burwood Highway
Vermont South, VIC
-37.8569840 145.1854530

Phone: 9801 4831
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

6.30am-4pm 7 days a week (no large loads after 3.45pm) Closed Christmas day and Good Friday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

20 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Maroondah VIC

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Moonee Valley Transfer Station /business/12547 188 Holmes Road Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580 Moonee Ponds VIC 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580
National Resource Recovery /business/12961 20 Jersey Road Bayswater, VIC, 3153 145.2791710 -37.8406810 Bayswater VIC 3153 145.2791710 -37.8406810
Suez Environnement (SITA Australia) - Resource Recovery Centre /business/13552 274 Hallam Road Hampton Park, VIC, 3976 145.2678630 -38.0520410 Hampton Park VIC 3976 145.2678630 -38.0520410
Imlachs Self Serve Auto Parts /business/14909 1602 Centre Road Springvale, VIC, 3171 145.1466464996338 -37.932622122677444 Springvale VIC 3171 145.1466464996338 -37.932622122677444
Super Safe Eco Waste Recycle Centre /business/15117 199-201 Colchestor Rd Kilsyth, VIC, 3137 145.3071170 -37.8133260 Kilsyth VIC 3137 145.3071170 -37.8133260
Knox Transfer Station /business/15192 251 George Street Wantirna South, VIC, 3152 145.2144472 -37.8861794 Wantirna South VIC 3152 145.2144472 -37.8861794
Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre /business/15193 Becks Road Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163
Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre /business/15197 Boundary Street South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781 South Melbourne VIC 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781
Banyule Resource Recovery Centre /business/15517 Corner Waterdale Road and Banksia Street Bellfield, VIC, 3081 145.0449438 -37.7568881 Bellfield VIC 3081 145.0449438 -37.7568881
Melton Recycling Facility /business/15518 33 Ferris Rd Melton South, VIC, 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647 Melton South VIC 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647
Riddell Road Waste and Recycling Transfer Station and Landfill /business/15520 Riddell Rd Sunbury, VIC, 3429 144.6884736 -37.5355291 Sunbury VIC 3429 144.6884736 -37.5355291
Banyule Waste Recovery Centre - Detox your home drop off centre /business/15580 Corner Waterdale Road and Banksia Street Bellfield, VIC, 3081 145.0449274 -37.7570454 Bellfield VIC 3081 145.0449274 -37.7570454
Nillumbik Recycling and Recovery centre /business/15688 290 Yan Yean Road Plenty, VIC, 3090 145.1244474 -37.6558118 Plenty VIC 3090 145.1244474 -37.6558118
Brimbank City Council Depot /business/15842 Stadium Drive Keilor Park, VIC, 3042 144.8533961 -37.7138631 Keilor Park VIC 3042 144.8533961 -37.7138631
Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station /business/15936 380 Ferntree Gully Road Notting Hill, VIC, 3168 145.1411230 -37.9021070 Notting Hill VIC 3168 145.1411230 -37.9021070
Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre /business/15944 144 Talinga Road Cheltenham, VIC, 3192 145.0357140 -37.9621420 Cheltenham VIC 3192 145.0357140 -37.9621420
Transpacific - Clarinda Transfer Station /business/16436 67 Carroll Rd Clarinda, VIC, 3169 145.0939878 -37.9307549 Clarinda VIC 3169 145.0939878 -37.9307549
Cardinia Waste and Recyclers /business/17713 Lot 7 Exchange drive Pakenham, VIC, 3810 145.4916660 -38.0975830 Pakenham VIC 3810 145.4916660 -38.0975830
Rapid Car Removal /business/18290 31 Elliot road Dandenong, VIC, 3175 145.2089001 -38.0232026 Dandenong VIC 3175 145.2089001 -38.0232026
Ozewaste Recycling /business/18349 Fct 60, 22 Dunn Crescent Dandenong, VIC, 3175 145.19372951481932 -37.99380499468652 Dandenong VIC 3175 145.19372951481932 -37.99380499468652
Moonee Valley Transfer Station /business/12547 188 Holmes Road Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580 Moonee Ponds VIC 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

12 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... Vic May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cash for Cars We offer free removal and pick service throughout the M... Vic Free
Rapid Car Removal We remove and pickup all types, makes, models and condi... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Imlachs Self Serve Auto Parts Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply

Waste Liquid Services Pty Ltd

PO Box 556
Carnegie Vic 3163
Tel: 0433 116 768

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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