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.

Bunya waste management facility

Address: 384 Bunya Road
Bunya, 4055, QLD
-27.3822984 152.9408617

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other
  • Pool CHemicals
  • Syringes
  • Limits apply for residents disposal.
  • Commercial operators with Oil, chemicals, paints, & smoke alarms are recommended to seek commercial recycling & reprocessing options.
  • Large household gas cylinders are not accepted - contact the company printed on the bottle.

Opening hours:

7am to 5pm April to September 7am to 6pm October to March

Fees and charges:

May apply

Caboolture waste management facility

Address: 51 McNaught Rd
(via Pasturage Road, off Bribie Island Road)

Caboolture, 4510, QLD
-27.0771070 152.9925320

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other
  • Pool CHemicals
  • Syringes
  • Limits apply for residents disposal.
  • Limits apply for asbestos size and weight accepted.
  • Commercial operators with Oil, chemicals, paints, & smoke alarms are recommended to seek commercial recycling & reprocessing options.
  • Large household gas cylinders are not accepted - contact the company printed on the bottle.

Opening hours:

# Open 7 days (excluding Christmas Day if on a weekend) # 7.00am - 6.00pm (October - March) # 7.00am - 5.00pm (April - September)

Fees and charges:

May apply

Dakabin waste management facility

Address: 336 Old Gympie Road
800m north of Alma Road intersection

Dakabin, 4503, QLD
-27.2219770 152.9902100

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other
  • Pool CHemicals
  • Syringes
  • Limits apply for residents disposal.
  • Commercial operators with Oil, chemicals, paints, & smoke alarms are recommended to seek commercial recycling & reprocessing options.
  • Large household gas cylinders are not accepted - contact the company printed on the bottle.

Opening hours:

7am to 5pm April to September 7am to 6pm October to March

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mt Nebo transfer station

Address: Mt Nebo Rd
Mt Nebo, 4520, QLD
-27.3794410 152.7756160

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.

Opening hours:

Local Residents Only * Open 7 days (excluding Christmas Day) * Closed Christmas Day * 7.00am - 6.00pm (October - March) * 7.00am - 5.00pm (April - September)

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Redcliffe transfer station

Address: 261 Duffield Road
(beside the Peninsula Animal Aid)

Clontarf, 4019, QLD
-27.2417307 153.0841281

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
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
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Lights - Other
  • Syringes
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.
  • This site is part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme – all households and small businesses can recycle computers and TVs for free at this site.

Opening hours:

7 Days a week Jun to Aug 7:00am to 5:00pm Sept to May 7:00am to 6:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Samford transfer station

Address: Gibbons Road
Samford, 4520, QLD
-27.3640940 152.8756550

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.

Opening hours:

Local residents only * Tuesdays: Closed * Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7.00am - 5.00pm * Weekends & public holidays: 8.00am - 5.00pm * Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Toorbul Transfer Station

Address: 1105 Pumicestone Rd
Toorbul, 4510, QLD
-27.0309208 153.0373163

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.

Opening hours:

Local residents only * Saturday, Sunday & Mondays: Open * Tuesday - Friday: Closed * 7.00am - 6.00pm (October - March) * 7.00am - 5.00pm (April - September) * Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Upper Caboolture transfer station

Address: 789 Caboolture River Rd
8km from Morayfield Road

Upper Caboolture, 4510, QLD
-27.1237250 152.8856350

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.

Opening hours:

* Wednesday & Thursdays: Closed * Friday - Tuesday: Open * 7.00am - 6.00pm (October - March) * 7.00am - 5.00pm (April - September) * Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Wamuran Transfer Station

Address: 1150 D'Aguilar Highway
Wamuran, 4512, QLD
-27.0362930 152.8559270

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.

Opening hours:

* Wednesday & Thursdays: Closed * Friday - Tuesday: Open * 7.00am - 6.00pm (October - March) * 7.00am - 5.00pm (April - September) * Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Woodford transfer station

Address: 105 Golf Course Rd
Woodford, 4514, QLD
-26.9445130 152.7885210

Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Email: moretonbaywaste@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Domestic waste in domestic quantities. Conditions apply.
  • Commercial hazardous and regulated waste items are generally not accepted at Council waste facilities except for Asbestos and Tyres:
  • Asbestos is accepted at Caboolture waste facility. And also accepted at Dakabin with a limit of 1.5m in length and maximum of 100kgs. Note: All asbestos must be appropriately sealed in multiple layers of plastic with tape. Asbestos paperwork must be provided to the weighbridge officer on arrival.

Opening hours:

* Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed * Wednesday - Sunday: Open * 7.00am - 6.00pm (October - March) * 7.00am - 5.00pm (April - September) * Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

8 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Caboolture QLD

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Frog Metals Pty Ltd /business/13009 147 Crockford Street Northgate, QLD, 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681 Northgate QLD 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681
Toxfree /business/13601 168 Musgrave Road Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108 153.0309090 -27.5616090 Coopers Plains QLD 4108 153.0309090 -27.5616090
Ralph's Garage /business/15054 41A Vulture St West End, QLD, 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280 West End QLD 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280
Chandler Transfer Station /business/15524 728 Tilley Road Chandler, QLD, 4155 153.1513974 -27.5163486 Chandler QLD 4155 153.1513974 -27.5163486
Nudgee Transfer Station /business/15525 1560 Nudgee Road Nudgee, QLD, 4014 153.0992665 -27.3593623 Nudgee QLD 4014 153.0992665 -27.3593623
Willawong Transfer Station /business/15526 360 Sherbrooke Road Willawong, QLD, 4110 153.0059080 -27.6019440 Willawong QLD 4110 153.0059080 -27.6019440
Ferny Grove Transfer Station /business/15527 101 Upper Kedron Road Ferny Grove, QLD, 4055 152.9230952 -27.4093788 Ferny Grove QLD 4055 152.9230952 -27.4093788
Brisbane Heating Oil Supplies /business/16521 Woody Point, QLD, 4019 153.1042868 -27.2568035 Woody Point QLD 4019 153.1042868 -27.2568035
Frog Metals Pty Ltd /business/13009 147 Crockford Street Northgate, QLD, 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681 Northgate QLD 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 pick up businesses match your query on Oil - Motor & Grease

Click the link for business details

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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