Used Motor Oil



Used Motor Oil is not accepted curbside for collection.  This material is also not accepted for disposal at CBRM’s Waste Management Facility or Residential Household Special Waste Depot.


Used Motor Oil Disposal

The Nova Scotia Department of Environment requires any retailer who sells oil to collect used oil or provide a drop off location within 5 kilometers of their business. Used oil should be disposed of in the same container that it was purchased in.

Used oil and/or oil mixed with other products such as gas, paints or kerosene and other petroleum based products including the containers these materials come in are not accepted for disposal at the Waste Management Facility. Residents are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337 for proper disposal options.

For a copy of the Used Oil regulations visit:

Visit the Atlantic Used Oil Management Program for more information:

Other Waste Management Questions?

Residents who have questions about Waste Management in CBRM are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337 or visit Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.