The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)

The newest bins are located in Oliver and Keremeos (BC Used Oil Management Association/Submitted)

South Okanagan to reduce oil waste

The BC Used Oil Management Association gave the district two additional recycling containers

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has received grants to reduce oil waste in the Okanagan.

On July 22, the BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) announced it had given grants to the RDOS to finance two additional modified sea containers.

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The containers are used for the recycling of used oil, a valuable resource if properly recycled. It can be re-refined into new lubricating oil or sold as raw material. Parts of oil filters also contain mental, which can be repurposed into many varieties of metal products. Used antifreeze is also be refined and reused through BCUOMA’s network of recycling centers.

The additional sea cans at the Keremeos and Oliver landfills, located at 498 Saddle Ridge Rd, Oliver and at 860 El Rancho Drive in Keremeos, allow for a greater volume of cans to be recycled and repurposed, instead of ending up in landfills.

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“As the Okanagan Valley grows, so does the need to expand and upgrade public used oil recycling centres,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “It is great to see the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen ahead of the curve in adopting new, safe and environmentally friendly recycling infrastructure to ensure Okanagan residents have easy and convenient access to facilities to return their used oil and antifreeze materials.”

To located the recycling center nearest to you, visit https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre .


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