What would you like to Recycle?

Motor Oil (domestic)

Motor Oil (domestic)
It’s essential to a smooth running engine for our cars, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and boats. But what to do with oil after a change or with that bit left over from a weekend project? A single car oil change can produce 4-5 litres of used oil.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Walk, cycle, or carpool to cut down on motor oil use. Choose a push mower, which besides reducing motor oil use will exercise your body and reduce noise pollution.

Reuse

Collected used motor oil can be placed in a squirt can to grease hinges and lubricate tools.

Recycle

Facilities listed below accept motor oil for recycling. Additional, registered recycling centre locations are available on the BC Used Oil Management Association website.

Please remember to:

  • Call first, to confirm items and quantities accepted
  • Return materials ONLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS
  • Transport oil and antifreeze in plastic containers with secure lids
  • Take contaminated items to Hartland Recycling Facility crd.bc.ca/hhw

Facilities

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Derick's Automotive Services

    638 John Street
    Victoria
    250-382-1314

  • Gurton's Garage Ltd.

    9139 East Saanich Road
    Victoria
    250-656-3939

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Oak Bay Public Works Yard (Oak Bay residents only)

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • The Environmental Story

    The BC Used Oil Management Association levies an Environmental Handling Charge (EHC) on the sale of motor oil, motor oil filters, and motor oil containers to help cover the cost of diverting these potentially toxic items from landfills or even worse, our waterways. DIY oil changes often inadvertently contaminate sewers and wetlands; always use a basin or container to collect drained or pumped oil from a change or work on your engine. If in doubt, go to an expert who will pass on used oil to a recycler. Motor oil can be re-refined for reuse and uses two-thirds less energy than refining crude oil. Oil is also used in the production of asphalt or can be burned as an energy source.