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.

Hervey Range Landfill

Address: Hervey Range Rd
Bohle Plains, 4817, QLD
-19.3162280 146.5784460

Phone: 1300 878 001
Email: enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

6.30am to 5.45pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Jensen Landfill

Address: Geaney's Lane
Deeragun, 4818, QLD
-19.2485860 146.6692960

Phone: 1300 878 001
Email: enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

6.30am to 5.45pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Magnetic Island Landfill

Address: Hurst Street
Picnic Bay, 4819, QLD

Phone: 1300 878 001
Email: enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7.00am to 3.45pm Saturday, Sunday 11.00am to 1.45pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Stuart Landfill

Address: Vantassel St
Stuart, QLD
-19.3374720 146.8671870

Phone: 1300 878 001

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

6.30am to 5.45pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Toomulla Landfill

Address: Toomulla Beach Rd
Toomulla, 4816, QLD
-19.0843970 146.4695130

Phone: 1300 878 001
Email: enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Saturday only 7.30am to 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Clean It Industrial Services /business/13449 13 Lorna Court Bohle, QLD, 4818 146.7368445 -19.2564671 Bohle QLD 4818 146.7368445 -19.2564671
Clean It Industrial Services /business/13449 13 Lorna Court Bohle, QLD, 4818 146.7368445 -19.2564671 Bohle QLD 4818 146.7368445 -19.2564671

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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