Six Castlegar locations to note for used oil drop-off

More used oil needs to be recovered and recycled for the benefit of the environment

  • Jun. 4, 2012 8:00 p.m.

More than 18 million litres of used oil is not recovered by the BC Used Oil program each year. These oils are extremely hazardous to our environment and drinking water; instead of sitting in our landfills, used oil can be recycled into a variety of useful products.

This year, the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Summer Ambassador Program. The tour will see the two ambassadors travel to over 120 municipalities and over 500 recycling facilities throughout BC, spreading the message, “one drop makes a difference”.

Attending community events, speaking to government officials, as well as the public, the team is dedicated to spreading the message and keeping these hazardous materials out of our waterways and landfills. WHEN: Thursday, June 7 2012.

WHERE:

There are the six locations that the Ambassadors will be visiting on Thursday, June 7.

Canadian Tire (Castlegar )- 2000 Columbia Avenue

Castlegar Hyundai – 713 – 17 Street

Ernie’s Towing Inc. – 4801 Minto Road

Glacier Honda – 1602 Columbia Avenue

Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. – 1700 Columbia Avenue

OK Tire & Auto Service (Castlegar) – 2141 Columbia Avenue

They will be in Castlegar from 11:30AM until 2:30PM.

WHY:

To Increase collection rates for used oil and antifreeze products in order to minimize contamination of the environment through education and communication outreach on B.C.’s return collection facilities.

About BCUOMA

BCUOMA is a not-for-profit organization responsible for the implementation of a province-wide recovery and recycling system for used oil, antifreeze, and their respective filters and containers. BCUOMA is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of recycling these used oil materials. For more information about BCUOMA and a listing of collection facilities across the province, please visit www.usedoilrecycling.com.