Used Lube, Mineral, Hydraulic and Industrial Oils Recycling

With Cleanaway, your waste oil is safely transported and tracked electronically, giving you full accountability and transparency.

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Used oil collection disposal and recycling

Waste oil such as engine, hydraulic, and used lube oil must be disposed of in a safe and trackable manner. Used oil and its related waste are strictly regulated. Unlike most materials, used oil can be re-refined into new base and fuel oils, which can be reused repeatedly. The Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme encourages the increased collection and recycling of waste oils (also known as sump oil), closing the loop on oils based on petroleum and synthetics such as:

  • Lubricant base oils
  • Prepared lubricant additives containing carrier oils
  • Engine lubricants, gear sets, pumps and bearings
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Brake fluids
  • Transmission oils

Our used oil collection, transport and recovery services include:

  • Used lube or mineral oil disposal and recycling
  • Engine oil recycling and disposal
  • Industrial used oil disposal and recycling
  • Hydraulic oil disposal and recycling
  • Used hydraulic oil disposal and recycling

Used oil must be collected and managed by a company that holds the relevant licences required by the state’s Environmental Regulator. Cleanaway is a certified trackable waste transporter. We have systems in place to electronically track your waste oil disposal so you can easily report to your local authority as required.

Our extensive fleet of waste oil collection tankers can service your individual requirements – from small 6,000 litre tankers and flat deck trucks for drums to AB-Triple combinations that can remove up to 80,000 litres of waste oil. We are also certified to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and AS 4801 (OHS) standards, helping you reduce your risk profile.

In combination with strict licensing standards of our operators and drivers, this means we will deliver the highest level of operational safety, quality and compliance. Our nationwide network of collection facilities makes it easy for you to dispose of and transport your waste oil.

We provide both scheduled and on-call used oil pickup services. Alternately, used oils can also be dropped off at participating facilities by prior appointment. Please be aware that different state regulations limit the volume that can be transported without a licence.

Used oil recycling process

Key customers

Automotive workshops

Comprehensive waste management, from waste oil collection and recycling, paint collection and processing, triple interceptors, bunds and parts washers maintenance to general waste and commingled recycling collection and 24-hour emergency spill response.


Safe offsite processing for bulk explosives with mine-compliant collection and delivery fleet, complemented with licensed treatment facilities.

Why choose Cleanaway 

Reliable and trustworthy service

Schedule your collection times according to your business needs, minimising hassle and improving business efficiency. Ad hoc collections available.

Specialised fleet and storage

Our large network, mine-compliant collection and delivery fleet, along with our strategically placed storage collections are compliant with all state and environmental regulations.

Certified tracking

All waste and by-products are tracked, reported and treated before reuse and disposal, allowing you to report them as needed to local councils and other reporting bodies.

More solutions for Waste Oil

Oil recycling and re-refining automotive waste oil is the best way to reuse lubricating and other motor oils, reducing our reliance on virgin crude oil.
Interested in a Cleanaway service?

Contact us directly on 13 13 39 or fill up one of these short forms. We will get back to you as soon as possible with your request or booking.

Find your nearest Cleanaway team

We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karratha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.