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.

Bowen Landfill Facility

Address: 908 Collinsville Road
9km down Peter Delamothe Road from Delta on Bruce Highway
Bowen, 4805, QLD

Phone: 07 4761 3633

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

7.30am to 6.00pm - Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm - Saturday & Sunday

Fees and charges:

May apply

Cannonvale Transfer Station

Address: Carlo Drive
Cannonvale, 4802, QLD
-20.2863580 148.6742700

Phone: 07 4945 0200
Email: info@whitsunday.qld.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

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

Opening hours:

Mon - Sun 6.00am - 6.00pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Collinsville transfer Station

Address: Scottville Road
Collinsville, 4804, QLD

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

7.00 to 10.00 and 2.00pm to 6.00pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun - Closed Tues & Thurs

Fees and charges:

May apply

Kelsey Creek Rd Landfill

Address: Kelsey Creek Rd,
Proserpine, 4800, QLD
-20.3919300 148.5563430

Phone: 07 4945 0200
Email: info@whitsunday.qld.com.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 6.30am - 4.30pm Sat & Sun 7.30am - 5.30pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Kelsey Creek Landfill /business/13151 79 Kelsey Creek Road Proserpine, QLD, 4800 148.5565710 -20.3891860 Proserpine QLD 4800 148.5565710 -20.3891860
Bowen Landfill /business/13152 908 Collinsville Road Bowen, QLD, 4805 148.1501460 -20.0722810 Bowen QLD 4805 148.1501460 -20.0722810
Cannonvale Transfer Station /business/13153 Carlo Drive Cannonvale, QLD, 4802 148.67403030395508 -20.283855299389287 Cannonvale QLD 4802 148.67403030395508 -20.283855299389287
Kelsey Creek Landfill /business/13151 79 Kelsey Creek Road Proserpine, QLD, 4800 148.5565710 -20.3891860 Proserpine QLD 4800 148.5565710 -20.3891860

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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