Motor Oil Recycling

Residents can bring  used motor oil to any of the locations below to be recycled!

Location Address Phone number

Hanalei Transfer Station

5-3751 Kuhio Hwy.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Kapa'a Transfer Station

5051 Kahi Rd.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Lihue Transfer Station

3450 Ahukini Rd.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Hanapepe Transfer Station

4380 Lele Rd.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Kekaha Landfill

6900 -D Kaumuali'i Hwy.

241-4841 or 212-4683

Locations open everyday, excluding holidays.  

Transfer Station hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm Kekaha Landfill hours: 8 am -4 pm closed for lunch from 12 pm- 12:30 pm.  Please arrive at least half an hour before closing time!

Recycle your used motor oil & motor oil filter:
After draining the oil from your car's crankcase , pour the motor oil into a clean container. Never use containers that held household chemicals such as Bleach.  Make sure that the container has a secure lid so it cannot spill.  Residents can bring up to 5 gallons of motor oil to be recycled per month, per each household to any of the Refuse Transfer Stations as well as the Kekaha Landfill.


The County of Kauai uses Unitek Solvent Services as a vendor for the disposal of used oil, fuels and used oil filter drums.  


  • A new reusable storage container with a lid, such as a 3 to 5 gallon bucket is recommended.
  • If using a container that once held food, beverages, or other products, be sure it is cleaned and clearly labeled "used oil" and kept out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never mix used oil with gasoline or solvents.
  • Never put used oil in containers previously contained bleach or other chemicals (Used oil mixed with bleach, gasoline, or solvent can become hazardous waste).

Acceptable Products

Crankcase Oil
Gear Oil
Transmission Oil
Power Steering Oil
Diesel Fuel
Lubricating Oil

2 Cycle oil unmixed (NO GAS)

Unacceptable Products

Oil contaminated with water
Carburetor Cleaners
Brake Cleaners
Brake Fluids
Anti Freeze
PCB oil
Hydraulic oil (limited amounts)

These products can be brought to our semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste event.  For more information click on:


Proper Preparation

Do not contaminate oil with other fluids like antifreeze or other auto fluids; bring motor oil only. Use a clean, dry, container with no residues. Use a container that is leak proof and has a lid. You may recycle up to 5 gallons at a time. Take your container with you after you drop off the used oil at Refuse Transfer Stations or Landfill. Reminder - the program is for home mechanics only.

Permitted Used Oil Transporters / Processors

Businesses interested in recycling their used motor oil can contact the numbers below:

Unitek Solvent Services