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.

Foster Transfer Station

Address: South Gippsland Highway
approx. 3km south of foster
Foster, VIC

Phone: No phones available

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - 12pm - 4pm Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - 12pm - 4pm Friday - CLOSED Saturday - 12pm - 4pm Sunday - 12pm - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Koonwarra Transfer Station

Address: Koonwarra Inverloch Road
appox. 3km south of Koonwarra
Koonwarra, VIC

Phone: No phones at transfer station

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mirboo North Transfer Station

Address: Railroad Road
Mirboo North, VIC

Phone: No Phones available

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - CLOSED Wednesday - 1pm - 5pm Thursday - CLOSED Friday - 1pm - 5pm Saturday - CLOSED Sunday - 10am - 4pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Venus Bay Transfer Station

Address: Canterbury Road and Beach Road
Venus Bay, VIC

Phone: No phones available

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday - 9am - 12pm Tuesday - CLOSED Wednesday - CLOSED Thurdsay - CLOSED Friday - 9.30-12pm Saturday - 9.30am - 3.30pm Sunday - 9.30am - 3.30pm From 26 December to 31 January ONLY Venus Transfer Station opens on Tuesday - 9am - 12pm Wednesday - 9am - 12pm Thurday - 9am - 12pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Walkerville Transfer Station

Address: Fish Creek
Walkerville, VIC
-38.8032770 146.0076480

Phone: No Phones available

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Monday - 1pm - 4pm Tuesday - CLOSED Wednesday - 9am - 12pm Thursday - CLOSED Friday - CLOSED Saturday - 9am - 12pm Sunday - 1pm - 4pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Drouin Waste Recyclers /business/16405 81 Weerong Road Drouin, VIC, 3818 145.832524 -38.122269 Drouin VIC 3818 145.832524 -38.122269
Cardinia Waste and Recyclers /business/17713 Lot 7 Exchange drive Pakenham, VIC, 3810 145.4916660 -38.0975830 Pakenham VIC 3810 145.4916660 -38.0975830
Drouin Waste Recyclers /business/16405 81 Weerong Road Drouin, VIC, 3818 145.832524 -38.122269 Drouin VIC 3818 145.832524 -38.122269

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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