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 used 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 recycling centre 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.
How to Recycle Your Used Oil
Used motor oil is the perfect recyclable product. If it’s collected and returned properly, it can be reused again and again. Check out this video to see how you can help keep our world moving forward.
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.
I’m not getting my hands dirty. How can I help?
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, store 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!