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BUCOMA awards 'Top Collectors' of used oil and antifreeze in B.C.

BUCOMA awards 'Top Collectors' of used oil and antifreeze in B.C.

BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA), the not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, has launched a new recognition program for registered Return Collection Facilities (RCFs) as a way of honouring, on an annual basis, the ‘Top Collectors' of used oil and/or antifreeze materials. 30 RCFs across the province received ‘Top Collector' awards for 2019.

"We are extremely proud of these 30 BC used oil recycling facilities that received the ‘Top Collector' award. They all took the necessary steps to ensure that their used oil recycling infrastructures are easy to use, convenient and environmentally friendly. Many of the organizations applied for and received RCF infrastructure grants, which provided them with modified sea containers to facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers" said David Lawes, Executive Director, BC Used Oil Management Association. "We launched the ‘Top Collectors' recognition program to thank the dedicated RCF operators for participating in our program, and to create enthusiasm amongst the RCF staff for doing what can sometimes be a messy job."

BCUOMA's criteria for being an RCF ‘Top Collector' include:

  • total amount of used oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers collected at the location
  • total number of years participating in BCUOMA's RCF Program
  • demonstration of continued support of BCUOMA and other recycling stewardship related programs.

 

The 30 BC RCFs who received ‘Top Collector' recognition from BCUOMA for 2019 are:

Final Rank

Regional District

City

RCF Name

 

 

1

Greater Vancouver

Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

 

 

2

Capital

Victoria

Hartland Landfill

 

 

3

Cariboo

Williams Lake

Jepson Petroleum Ltd. (Williams Lake)

 

 

4

Skeena-Queen Charlotte

Prince Rupert

Petro Canada (Prince Rupert - Marina)

 

 

5

Cowichan Valley

Duncan

Bings Creek Recycling Centre

 

 

6

Cariboo

Quesnel

Jepson Petroleum Ltd. (Quesnel)

 

 

7

Thompson-Nicola

Kamloops

Desert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd (Kamloops)

 

 

8

Fraser Valley

Mission

Mission Recycling Depot

 

 

9

Greater Vancouver

Coquitlam

Mr. Lube #159 (Coquitlam)

 

 

10

Cariboo

100 Mile House

Castle Fuels (2008) Inc. (100 Mile House)

 

 

11

Greater Vancouver

Surrey

Hallmark Ford Sales Ltd

 

 

12

Thompson-Nicola

Kamloops

Castle Fuels (2008) Inc. (Kamloops)

 

 

13

Central Okanagan

Kelowna

Great Canadian Oil Change  (Kelowna)

 

 

14

North Okanagan

Vernon

Interior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd.

 

 

15

Kitimat-Stikine

Terrace

Petro Canada (Terrace)

 

 

16

Central Kootenay

Castlegar

Ernie's Used Auto Parts

 

 

17

Thompson-Nicola

Lower Nicola

Lower Nicola Eco-Depot (TNRD)

 

 

18

Capital

Langford

GFL Environmental

 

 

19

Nanaimo

Parksville

Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot

 

 

20

Fraser-Fort George

Prince George

Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill

 

 

21

Greater Vancouver

Surrey

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot

 

 

22

Greater Vancouver

Langley

Great Canadian Oil Change  (Langley)

 

 

23

Fraser Valley

Chilliwack

Chilliwack Bottle Depot

 

 

24

Okanagan-Similkameen

Summerland

District of Summerland Landfill

 

 

25

Comox Valley

Cumberland

Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (Cumberland)

 

 

26

Central Okanagan

Kelowna

Desert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd (Kelowna)

 

 

27

Greater Vancouver

Langley

Mobil 1 Lube Express - Langley 64 Ave

 

 

28

Sunshine Coast

Sechelt

Columbia Fuels (Sechelt)

 

 

29

Peace River

Fort St. John

Fort St John Co-op Association - 100 Ave

 

 

30

Cowichan Valley

Ladysmith

Peerless Road Recycling Centre

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 https://bcusedoil.com/infrastructure-grants/.

Used oil is a valuable resource and there is a market for used oil. If it is recycled at a BC used oil recycling centre, it can be recovered and re-used. Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil and used as a fuel in pulp mills, cement plants and asphalt plants. Any vehicle maintenance facilities, automobile owners, and other machinery maintenance operations that use oil also can use re-refined oil. Additionally, used oil filters contain reusable scrap metal, which steel producers can reuse for metal products like rebar, nails and wire. Used antifreeze can be reprocessed to produce new automotive antifreeze. Plastic oil and antifreeze containers can be recycled into new oil containers, flowerpots, pipe, guardrails, and patio furniture.

Each year, approximately 50 million litres of oil, and 3 million litres of antifreeze are collected and responsibly managed through the approximately 300 public collection facilities and over 4,000 generators across the province, which are managed by the BCUOMA program. 

Company info

203 – 830 Shamrock Street
Victoria, BC
CA, V8X 2V1

Website:
bcusedoil.com

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