Motor oil

You can recycle household quantities of used motor oil a number of ways in Lake Macquarie. All oils including cooking oil, petroleum-based and synthetic oils are accepted (including sump oil, differential oil, gear box oil, transmission oil, and power steering oil).

Used motor oil is extremely harmful to the natural environment if not recycled.

Businesses must use commercial contractors to take their waste oil. Phone Transpacific on 02 4920 1042 or Smart Earth Recycling on 1300 260 625 or check the website for information.

Community Recycling Centre at the Awaba Waste Management Facility

367 Wilton Road, Awaba

Chemical CleanOut

This biannual event allows residents to dispose of motor and other oils, free of charge. A maximum container size of 20 litres applies. Visit for more information or call our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Alternatively, you may wish to check with your local Super Cheap Auto store for other oil recycling facilities.

Page last updated: 02 April 2019