Used Oil


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Used oil is hazardous waste – it contains toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as lead and cadmium that must be disposed of properly. Safe disposal is very important – these materials should never be put in the garbage or poured down the drain.  Government regulations ban such practices in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Used Oil and Glycol Recycling Program ensures that residents can properly dispose of used oil including lubricating oil, crankcase oil, gear oil and transmission fluid.

Eastern Waste Management – Collection Events

Eastern Waste Management provides disposal services and collection events for household hazardous waste (HHW), such as oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries.

Location: Servicing communities in Eastern Newfoundland (metro municipalities are serviced by the Residential Drop-off at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Landfill).
Phone: 709-579-7960

Residential Drop-Off – Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility

The Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility provides residents in the eastern waste management region with free disposal services at the Residential Drop-Off site. Items accepted include: bulk waste, beverage containers (excludes glass), mixed containers, paper, cardboard, electronics, garbage, household hazardous waste (HHW), paint, oil, yard waste scrap metal and MMSB program tires (highway, passenger, light truck and motorcycle tires).

Location: 340 East White Hills Road, St. John’s
Phone: 311

Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) Newfoundland and Labrador – Used Oil/Glycol Recycling Program

The Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) operates an industry-led and government-approved used oil and glycol recycling program in Newfoundland and Labrador that provides residents and businesses with province-wide drop-off locations for proper disposal.

Location: Visit UOMA NL to view the list of province-wide paint collection sites.
Phone: 709-771-2083

Oil Retailers

Under the Provincial Used Oil and Glycol Recycling Program, residents can return used oil to oil retailers registered as a collection facility with the Used Oil Management Association. Collection facilities include mechanical workshops, car dealerships but also many regional waste management authorities.

Location: Locations throughout the province

Think About It

Store used oil in a clean container that’s clearly marked and out-of-reach of children.