Recycling Centres

Change is good. Progress is better.


BC Used Oil Management Association 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. Results will include a map and a legend that indicates accepted materials by location.

Where does all this recycled oil & antifreeze go?

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Used motor oil collected through the program is re-refined into new lubricating oil or processed for use in pulp mills, cement plants, and asphalt plants. Used antifreeze is recycled into new automotive antifreeze and sold to customers in BC. Oil filters are crushed and taken to a steel mill to manufacture reinforcing steel, and antifreeze containers are recycled into new oil containers, drainage tiles, and parking curbs.

There’s no way around it, recycling your used oil and antifreeze is good for the planet. And you know what, it feels pretty darn good too.

1-604-RECYCLE (732-9253) in the Lower Mainland | 1-800-667-4321 in the rest of British Columbia