Automotive Oil Recycling Market Gearing Up for 6.2% CAGR & USD 83.54 Billion by 2032

Automotive Oil Recycling Market Size Worth $83.54 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 6.2%

The global automotive oil recycling market size is expected to reach USD 83.54 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Automotive Oil Recycling Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Oil Type (Engine Oil, Gear Oil, Hydraulic Oil, and Others); By Application; By Sales Channel; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023- 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The automotive oil recycling market is being driven by a combination of factors, while also facing challenges, and it presents promising opportunities for sustainable growth. It is crucial to understand these dynamics to navigate the evolving landscape of this important industry.

Currently, the automotive oil recycling market is poised for significant growth due to environmental concerns, technological advancements, and a global shift towards sustainability. However, it requires assistance in maintaining quality standards and navigating a competitive landscape. By leveraging opportunities such as technological innovations and strategic collaborations, the industry can continue to thrive in a more eco-conscious future.

The automotive industry's growth has a direct impact on the automotive oil recycling market. As the number of vehicles on the road increases, so does the amount of used oil generated, creating a greater need for recycling. Furthermore, with the global shift towards a circular economy that emphasizes resource efficiency and waste reduction, the need for automotive oil recycling is growing. Companies and governments are recognizing the economic and environmental benefits of recycling used oil.

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The growth of the oil recycling market is hampered by several factors, including quality assurance, contamination, and fluctuating oil prices. One of the persistent challenges is ensuring that the recycled oil meets the required quality standards. It is necessary to effectively remove heavy metals, water, and impurities to produce high-quality recycled oil.

In addition to this, the economics of recycling can be affected by the volatile nature of oil prices in the global market. When crude oil prices are low, it may be more challenging for recycled oil to compete economically.

Collaborations between governments, industry players, and environmental organizations can drive collective efforts towards sustainable practices. Partnerships with automotive manufacturers for closed-loop recycling systems can create mutually beneficial arrangements.

The untapped potential for automotive oil recycling exists in emerging markets, especially in regions such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America. As these regions experience economic growth and increased industrialization, the demand for recycling services is likely to rise.

Automotive Oil Recycling Market Report Highlights

  • The engine oil segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the projected period on account of the increasing focus on sustainability
  • The industrial heating segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022, which is mainly driven by cost-effectiveness, higher performance, and flexibility
  • Direct sales held a significant market revenue share in 2022, mainly due to better fuel efficiency and low operating costs
  • North America region dominated the market with a majority share in 2022, owing to growing environmental awareness and stricter regulations
  • The global key market players include Dominion Oil Recycling, Inc., Eco Services Operations, LLC, ENVA Group, Evergreen Oil, Inc., GFL Environmental Inc., Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the automotive oil recycling market report based on oil type, application, sales channel, and region:

Automotive Oil Recycling, Oil Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Engine Oil
  • Gear Oil
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Others

Automotive Oil Recycling, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Space Heater Fuel
  • Boiler Fuel
  • Industrial Heating
  • Others

Automotive Oil Recycling, Sales Channel Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Direct Sales
  • Indirect Sales

Automotive Oil Recycling, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Automotive Oil Recycling Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 48.49 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 83.54 billion


6.2% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Oil Type, By Application, By Sales Channel, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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