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BCUOMA upgrades used oil recycling facilities

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BC Used Oil Management Association has upgraded  several used oil recycling facilities including Cortes Island, Denman Island, Sayward, Cumberland, Campbell River and The Village of Port Alice.

The Return Collection Facility (RCF) infrastructure grants that Comox Strathcona Waste Management, and The Village of Port Alice received from BCUOMA provided them with modified sea containers to facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers in the above mentioned locations.

"It is fantastic to see all of these locations with upgraded used oil recycling facilities. The new infrastructure is very convenient as it allows residents to conveniently recycle their used oil and anti-freeze materials themselves," said David Lawes, Executive Director, BC Used Oil Management Association. "These upgraded facilities are also free, environmentally friendly, and easy to use."

BCUOMA's RCF infrastructure grant program's purpose is to ensure that there are sufficient RCFs across British Columbia for DIY consumers to take back their used oil and antifreeze materials for processing at no charge to consumers. The program also requires the responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and recycling of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient and environmentally acceptable options. 

BCUOMA continues to look for opportunities to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations across the province in order to provide British Columbians with greater accessibility to convenient and free used oil recycling centres. BCUOMA has also created more signage at BC used oil recycling centres that explains how easy it is to recycle materials properly. Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in BCUOMA's RCF new infrastructure grants can find out more information at

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