Used Oil

Western Labrador

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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.

Labrador West Regional Landfill Site

The Towns of Labrador City and Wabush operate the Labrador West Regional Landfill which provides waste disposal services for residents and businesses in the western Labrador waste management region. This landfill has a public drop-off for garbage, bulk waste, scrap metal, household hazardous waste (HHW) such as oil, paint and batteries.

Location: 317 Hudson Drive, Labrador City, NL
Phone: 709-944-7172

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.