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.

BLANCHETOWN TRANSFER STATION

Address: 3814 Murraylands Road
Blanchetown, 5357, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Saturday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

BOWHILL TRANSFER STATION

Address: 7556 Hunter Road
Bowhill, 5238, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Sunday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

CADELL TRANSFER STATION

Address: 524 Mackintosh Road
Cadell, 5321, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wednesday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

CAMBRAI LANDFILL

Address: 1065 Gerschwitz Road
Cambrai, SA
-34.5730110 139.2713720

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Sunday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thursday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

MANNUM TRANSFER STATION

Address: 595 Belvedere Road
Mannuim, 5238, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 10:00 am 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

MORGAN TRANSFER STATION

Address: 157 Murraylands Road
Morgan, 5320, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Sunday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Wednesday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

SWAN REACH TRANSFER STATION

Address: 2695 Hunter Road
Swan Reach, 5354, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Tuesday 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

TRURO TRANSFER STATION

Address: 90 Wuttke Road
Truro, 5356, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Sunday 8:30 am – 10:00 am Tuesday 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

TUNGKILLO TRANSFER STATION

Address: 14 Hardings Road
TUNGKILLO, 5236, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Saturday 8:00 am – 9:30 am Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

WALKER FLAT TRANSFER STATION

Address: 4756 Angas Valley Road
Walker Flat, 5238, SA

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Saturday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursday 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

1 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Mannum SA

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority - Waste and Recycling Depot Goolwa /business/22917 1226 Port Elliot Road Goolwa, SA, 5214 138.7546732 -35.5066684 Goolwa SA 5214 138.7546732 -35.5066684
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority - Waste and Recycling Depot Goolwa /business/22917 1226 Port Elliot Road Goolwa, SA, 5214 138.7546732 -35.5066684 Goolwa SA 5214 138.7546732 -35.5066684

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

7 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... SA May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details SA May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
S.A. Waste Management Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details SA May apply
Adelaide Eco Bins Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) 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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