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.

Alton Downs Waste Management Facility (Transfer Station)

Address: 1890 Cnr Ridgelands Rd & Laurel Bank Rd
Alton Downs, QLD

Phone: 1300 22 55 77
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

May to August Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 2pm - 5pm September to April Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 3pm - 6pm Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Bouldercombe Waste Transfer Station

Address: 116 Inslay Avenue
, QLD

Phone: 1300 22 55 77
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

May to August Tuesday, Thursday: 2pm - 5pm Saturday, Sunday: 9am - 3pm September to April Tuesday, Thursday: 3pm - 6pm Saturday, Sunday: 9am - 3pm Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Gracemere Transfer Station

Address: 74 Corner of Allen Road and Lucus Road
Gracemere, 4702, QLD
-23.4607711 150.4744582

Phone: 1300 22 55 77
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 7am - 12 noon and 12:30pm - 5pm Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mount Morgan Waste Transfer Station

Address: 32 Racecourse Rd
, QLD

Phone: 1300 22 55 77
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.00am - 4.00pm Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Rockhampton - Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility (Landfill)

Address: 152 Lakes Creek Road
North Rockhampton, 4701, QLD

Phone: 1300 22 55 77
Email: enquiries@rrc.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Gas bottle must be empty
  • Solvents and turps (under 20 Litres per drop off)
  • tems requiring an appointment to take to the landfill:
  • Regulated waste (including asbestos) and liquid waste
  • Abrasive blasting materials
  • Waste as a result of fire (incineration)
  • Soils from land rehabilitation and remediation
  • Paints
  • Household or industrial chemicals
  • Medical waste
  • Paper sludge
  • Chemically impregnated timber
  • Carpet
  • Quantities of fire/smoke detectors (above 10 units).
  • Important guidelines must be met when disposing of these items so it is essential you call us on (07) 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77 if you are planning on disposing of any of the above items. We will guide you through the steps required and can arrange an appointment time with you to drop your items off.

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 7am – 5pm Closed Christmas Day Trendy Trash opening hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: from 8am Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

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Pick up locations for 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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