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How It Works

How does this whole recycling thing work?

The BC Used Oil Management Association has a vast network of recycling centres open to the public. That means, at these locations, both motor oil and antifreeze 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, click Find a Recycling Centre and type in your city or postal code. 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 and sold as new product.

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.

Recycling used motor oil is way easier than changing your oil. Just make sure you go to a reputable mechanic or oil change shop. They will collect, keep and properly transfer the oil to our team to be recycled.

Ready to recycle your used oil?

Use our Find A Recycling Centre search tool to locate the facility closest to you. Thank you for doing your part!