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.

Alexandra Transfer Station / Resource Recovery Centre

Address: Mt Pleasant Rd
Alexandra, VIC
-37.2103980 145.7224000

Phone: 03 5772 0333
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Mon 10:00am - 12:00pm Wed 1:00pm - 4:00pm Fri 10:00am - 12:00pm Sat10:00am - 4:00pm Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Eildon Transfer Station / Resource Recovery Centre

Address: Jerusalem Creek Rd
Eildon, VIC
-37.2353580 145.9384020

Phone: 03 5772 0333
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Tuesday: 10am - 1pm Thursday: noon - 3pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Kinglake West Transfer Station / resource Recovery Centre

Address: Watsons Rd
Kinglake West, VIC
-37.4521600 145.2712550

Phone: 03 5772 0333
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Marysville Transfer Station / Resource Recovery Centre

Address: Sunds Mill Court
Marysville, VIC
-37.5065910 145.7391220

Phone: 03 5772 0333
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday: 1pm - 3pm Wednesday: 10am - noon Friday: 1pm - 3pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Yea Transfer Station / Resource Recovery Centre

Address: Ghin Ghin Rd
Yea, VIC
-37.2051940 145.3864520

Phone: 03 5772 0333

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm Sunday: 9am - 3pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
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
Mansfield Resource Recovery Centre /business/15945 Monkey Gully Road Mansfield, VIC, 3724 146.0742225 -37.0859798 Mansfield VIC 3724 146.0742225 -37.0859798
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

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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