The British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in BC. We’re a collaboration of manufacturers and first sellers of all the previously mentioned products.
Our goal is to provide British Columbians with an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to dispose of these materials. Each year, approximately 50 million litres of oil and 3 million liters of antifreeze are collected and responsibly managed through the BCUOMA program.
BCUOMA has a vast network of return collection facilities open to the public. That means both motor oil and anti-freeze related products are accepted for recycling at no cost to you. That’s right—treating the environment with respect is absolutely free, and now, it’s even easier.
To find a drop-off location near you, just type your address in the search bar above. Results will include a map and a legend that indicates accepted materials by location.
Used oil collected through the program (47 million litres in 2015) is re-refined into new lubricating oil or processed for use in pulp mills, cement plants and in asphalt plants. Oil filters are crushed and taken to a steel mill to manufacture reinforcing steel, while plastic oil and antifreeze containers are recycled into new oil containers, drainage tiles and parking curbs. As of 2011, used antifreeze can now be refined and reused as new antifreeze.