Waste Oil

Recycling and re-refining waste oil is the best way to reuse lubricating and other motor oils, reducing our reliance on virgin oil.

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Waste Oil

Waste oil collection and recycling 

Each year, we collect used oil from over 35,000 workshops and businesses around Australia. Annually, we process over 150 million litres of used oil, which helps to protect the environment and offsets Australia’s oil requirements by approximately 900,000 barrels. We are the largest oil recycler in Australia with facilities to process waste oil in every mainland state and territory.

By recycling waste oil, we can create new base and fuel oils. This allows us to reduce Australia’s reliance on virgin crude oil, while helping our customers reduce their costs. Cleanaway has two waste oil refining facilities with a Category 1 status under Australia’s Product Stewardship for Oil (PSO), at Wetherill Park and Rutherford in NSW.

Total waste oil management solutions 
We make it easy for you to dispose of waste and used oil responsibly through regular or scheduled waste oil collections so you will never have to worry about over-filled waste oil containers. You can also arrange ad hoc used oil pickups for busy periods.

Our waste oil removal services cater to all types of waste oil including used engine oil, oily water, oil filters, hydraulic oil and sump oil. We also offer parts washers and hot tanks as part our comprehensive equipment cleaning services.

Our oil recycling service creates a closed loop in oil usage, re-refining used oil to create fuel oil, process oil and base oil, giving them a new lease on life.

At our plants in Rutherford and Wetherill Park in NSW, we turn used and waste oil into a base oil that can be used as a component for ANFO, and refine into customer-specific fuel oils or for lubricant manufacture. These facilities, which are an Australian first, produce American Petroleum Institute (API) Group 1 base oils which exceed the API’s industry standard. Both fuel and base oils are sold in Australia and exported overseas.

Cleanaway’s re-refining process gives you the assurance of knowing that your waste oil will be refined and utilised to its full potential with minimal impact to the environment.