How to recycle this item

Engine oil

Engine oil is classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of correctly in order to prevent harm to the environment. Pouring engine oil down the drain can harm wildlife by removing vital oxygen from watercourses and clogging feathers and gills.

You can recycle engine oil at all of the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Warwickshire, please ask an advisor on-site where to place your oil. You should also contact your district or borough council to find out if they collect engine oil at the kerbside.

Householders may deposit a maximum of 10 litres per month of engine oil. Oil should be brought onto site in a sealed container and poured into the engine oil collection tank.

Cooking oil

Pouring cooking oil down sink plugholes or the sewer should be avoided as it can cause a build-up of grease and create blockages. Inappropriate disposal to surface water drains pollutes watercourses and can damage vegetation and wildlife.

You can recycle your used cooking oil at Hunters Lane, Princes Drive, Cherry Orchard and Burton Farm and Stockton Household Waste Recycling Centres.

As an alternative to disposal, leftover cooking oil can be used as a substitute for creosote. It is a good preservative, does not discolour wood and is safe to use near animals and plants.

Find which recycling centre you can take this item to using our what you can take where map.