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.

Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre

Address: 121 Roberts Rd,
Beerwah, QLD
-26.8617880 152.9506070

Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

7.00 am to 5.00 pm - 7 days per week Closed Christmas Day. RECYCLING MARKET HOURS: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm - Tues, Thurs & Sat Closed Good Friday, Anzac and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Buderim Resource Recovery Centre

Address: Syd Lingard Drive
Buderim, QLD
-26.6814230 153.0962380

Phone: 07 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

8am - 5pm 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day RECYCLING MARKET HOURS: Mon & Tues - Closed Wed - Sat - 8am - 4pm Sun - 10am - 3pm Closed: Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Caloundra Landfill Site and Resource Recovery Centre

Address: 171 Pierce Ave
Caloundra, QLD
-26.7912700 153.0677030

Phone: (07) 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

7.00 am to 5.00 pm - 7 days per week Closed Christmas Day RECYCLING MARKET HOURS: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm - Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 10am - 3pm - Sun

Fees and charges:

May apply

Kenilworth Transfer Station

Address: Brooloo Road
Kenilworth, QLD
-26.5671700 152.7280410

Phone: (07) 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 1.00 pm - Saturday and Sunday Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mapleton Transfer Station

Address: Delicia Road
Mapleton, QLD
-26.6247270 152.8562480

Phone: (07) 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 1.00 pm - Friday, Saturday and Sunday Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Nambour Resource Recovery Centre

Address: Cooney Road
near Bli Bli Rd

Nambour, QLD
-26.6135930 152.9789480

Phone: 07 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

7.00 am to 5.00 pm 7 days per week Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Witta Resource Recovery Facility

Address: Cooke Road
Corner of Cooke and Witta Roads
WITTA, 4552, QLD

Phone: 07 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • Domestic Quantities only.

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 5.00 pm - Wed, Sat and Sun Closed Christmas Day. RECYCLING MARKET HOURS: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm - Saturday (cash only) Closed Good Friday, Anzac and Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

May apply

Yandina Transfer Station

Address: Browns Creek Road
Yandina, QLD
-26.5512090 152.9425185

Phone: (07) 5475 7272
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

9.00 am to 2.00 pm - Saturday and Sunday Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

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Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 pick up businesses match your query on 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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