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.

Coominya Refuse and Recycling Centre

Address: 137 Wills Road
Coominya, QLD
-27.3799756 152.4568285

Phone: 07 5424 6085

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Esk Refuse and Recycling Centre and landfill

Address: Murrumba Rd
Esk, QLD
-27.1966429 152.4524391

Phone: 07 5424 2976

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Fri to Tues 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Harlin Refuse and Recycling Centre

Address: Brisbane Valley Hwy
Harlin, QLD
-26.9748460 152.3585350

Phone: 07 5423 5179

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Wed to Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Kilcoy Refuse and Recycling Centre

Address: Carseldine Street
Kilcoy, 4515, QLD

Phone: 0408 733 789

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Friday to Tuesday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Ralph's Garage /business/15054 41A Vulture St West End, QLD, 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280 West End QLD 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280
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
Ralph's Garage /business/15054 41A Vulture St West End, QLD, 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280 West End QLD 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 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
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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