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.

Atherton Transfer Station, Landfill & Recycling Centre

Address: Herberton Road
Atherton, 4883, QLD
-17.2842470 145.4698950

Phone: 4091 1508
Email: info@trc.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm; Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Herberton Transfer Station

Address: Syme Road
Herberton, QLD
-17.3933650 145.3784380

Phone: 0439 728 453
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • chemicals and paints accepted with prior arrangement

Opening hours:

Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday Closed Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Innot Hot Springs Transfer Station & Landfill

Address: Kennedy Highway
Innot Hot Springs, 4872, QLD
-17.6455390 145.2909410

Phone: 0428 976 168
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Monday 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM Tuesday Closed Wednesday 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM Thursday Closed Friday 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday Closed

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Malanda Transfer Station

Address: English Road
Malanda, QLD
-17.3435750 145.5978820

Phone: 4095 1200
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Monday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday Closed Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday Closed Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday Closed Sunday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fees and charges:

May apply

Millaa Millaa Transfer Station

Address: Theresa Creek Road
Millaa Millaa, QLD
-17.4837350 145.6290520

Phone: 0438 172 649
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Wednesday 3.00pm - 6.00pm; Friday & Sunday 9.00am - 12.00pm. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Mt Garnet Transfer Station

Address: Agate Street
Mt Garnet, 4872, QLD
-16.6050950 145.3530270

Phone: 0428 976 168
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Wet Cell Batteries
  • Agricultural Chemical Containers
  • DG Chemical Containers

Opening hours:

Monday Closed Tuesday 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday Closed Thursday 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM Friday Closed Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM Sunday 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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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