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Top Collector Awards

Launched in 2019, the annual Top Collector Awards give us an opportunity to recognize 30 B.C. Return Collection Facility (RCF) businesses for exemplary performance and commitment to the collection of used oil and antifreeze materials across the province.

Criteria used to determine the top collectors includes:

  • total amount of used oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers collected at the location
  • total number of years participating in BCUOMA’s RCF Program
  • demonstration of continued support of BCUOMA and other recycling stewardship related programs.

2021 Top Collectors:

“Our top collectors went above and beyond by upgrading their infrastructures to make collection more environmentally friendly, educating their customers about used oil recycling, installing new informational signage, and promoting used oil and antifreeze recycling in their communities,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “We are honoured to work with such a dedicated group of business owners and managers across British Columbia who are passionate about providing their customers with great service, while also focusing on the environment. These awards are our way of thanking the top collectors in the province for continuing to do an excellent job!”

RankBusiness NameCity
1City of Burnaby Eco-CenterBurnaby
2Ridge Meadows Recycling SocietyMaple Ridge
3Hartland LandfillVictoria
4Jepson Petroleum Ltd.Williams Lake
5Mission Recycling DepotMission
6Jepson Petroleum Ltd.Quesnel
7Petro Canada (Prince Rupert – Marina)Prince Rupert
8Semiahmoo Bottle DepotSurrey
9GFL Environmental DepotAbbotsford
10Bings Creek Recycling CentreDuncan
11Hallmark Ford Sales Ltd.Surrey
12Castle Fuels (2008) Inc.Kamloops
13Interior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd.Vernon
14Petro CanadaTerrace
15Fort St. John Co-op Association – 100 AveFort St. John
16Lower Nicola Eco-DepotLower Nicola
17City of Richmond Recycling DepotRichmond
18Jepson Petroleum Ltd.Prince George
19Chilliwack Bottle DepotChilliwack
20South Van Bottle DepotVancouver
21Castle Fuels (2008) Inc.100 Mile House
22Aldergrove Return-It DepotAldergrove
23Peerless Road Recycling CentreLadysmith
24Desert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd.Kelowna
25Comox Valley Waste Management CentreCumberland
26Ernie’s Used Auto PartsCastlegar
27Great Canadian Oil Change (West Kelowna)Kelowna
28Foothills Boulevard Regional LandfillPrince George
29Fisher Road RecyclingCobble Hill
30Campbell River Waste Management CentreCourtenay
Hartland Landfill - 2021 Top Collector

Hartland Landfill

Bings Creek Recycling - Cowichan Valley Regional District

Bings Creek Recycling Centre

South Van Bottle Depot 6

South Van Bottle Depot

Fisher Road Recycling

Fisher Road Recycling

GFL Abbotsford - Dana Mittendorff and Corey Mayhew

GFL Abbotsford

Richmond Recycling Depot 2

Richmond Recycling Depot

Chilliwack Bottle Depot

Chilliwack Bottle Depot

Mission Recycling

Mission Recycling Depot

Ridge Meadows Recycling

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

Hartland Landfill - 2021 Top Collector Bings Creek Recycling - Cowichan Valley Regional District South Van Bottle Depot 6 Fisher Road Recycling GFL Abbotsford - Dana Mittendorff and Corey Mayhew Richmond Recycling Depot 2 Chilliwack Bottle Depot Mission Recycling Ridge Meadows Recycling

2020 Top 30 Collectors:

“These B.C. organizations are some of the most dedicated used oil and antifreeze Return Collection Facilities in Canada,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “They continue to provide convenient, environmentally-friendly and easy-to-use infrastructures for their DIY customers to return their used oil and antifreeze materials. Their efforts were even more impressive throughout 2020 due to the pandemic, as they had to navigate their way through many additional challenges to ensure their customers were comfortable and safe while returning their materials. We feel proud to work with such professional businesses across the province, and we are honoured to provide them with these awards that recognizes their commitment to BCUOMA’s RCF program, and their continued outstanding performance.”

RankCityName
1BurnabyCity of Burnaby Eco-Center
2Maple RidgeRidge Meadows Recycling Society
3Williams LakeJepson Petroleum Ltd.
4VictoriaHartland Landfill
5QuesnelJepson Petroleum Ltd.
6DuncanBings Creek Recycling Centre
7MissionMission Recycling Depot
8Prince RupertPetro Canada (Prince Rupert – Marina)
9Fort St. JohnFort St John Co-op Association – 100 Ave
10TerracePetro Canada (Terrace)
11CoquitlamMr. Lube #159
12SurreySemiahmoo Bottle Depot
13VernonInterior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd.
14KamloopsCastle Fuels (2008) Inc.
15100 Mile HouseCastle Fuels (2008) Inc.
16SurreyHallmark Ford Sales Ltd
17KelownaGreat Canadian Oil Change 
18Lower NicolaLower Nicola Eco-Depot (TNRD)
19CastlegarErnie’s Used Auto Parts
20KamloopsDesert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd
21CumberlandComox Valley Waste Management Centre
22ChilliwackChilliwack Bottle Depot
23LadysmithPeerless Road Recycling Centre
24KelownaDesert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd
25Prince GeorgeFoothills Boulevard Regional Landfill
26Prince GeorgeJepson Petroleum Ltd.
27UclueletColumbia Fuels (Ucluelet) / Eagle Marine
28CranbrookCranbrook Depot (RDEK)
29SecheltColumbia Fuels
30Campbell RiverCampbell River Waste Management Centre

Long Time Service Award:

RCFs that have been dedicated program members since BCUOMA’s inception in 2003.

CityName
150 Mile House150 M+S Tire & Service Ltd.
Gold BridgeGold Bridge Transfer Station
Madeira ParkPender Harbour Diesel Co.
Prince GeorgeQuinn Street Transfer Station
OsoyoosTown of Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill
Prince GeorgeVanway Transfer & Recycle Station

Most Improved:

RCF that increased its collection rates by the largest percentage.

Fort St. John Co-opFort St. John Co-op Association – 100 Ave.
Hartland Landfill

Hartland Landfill

Bings Creek Recycling Centre

Bings Creek Recycling Centre

City of Burnaby Eco-Center

City of Burnaby Eco-Center

Hartland Landfill Bings Creek Recycling Centre City of Burnaby Eco-Center

2019 Honorees:

The 30 BC RCFs who received ‘Top Collector’ recognition from BCUOMA for 2019 are:

  • Ridge Meadows Recycling Society
  • Hartland Landfill
  • Jepson Petroleum Ltd. (Williams Lake)
  • Petro Canada (Prince Rupert – Marina)
  • Bings Creek Recycling Centre
  • Jepson Petroleum Ltd. (Quesnel)
  • Desert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd (Kamloops)
  • Mission Recycling Depot
  • Mr. Lube #159 (Coquitlam)
  • Castle Fuels (2008) Inc. (100 Mile House)
  • Hallmark Ford Sales Ltd
  • Castle Fuels (2008) Inc. (Kamloops)
  • Great Canadian Oil Change (Kelowna)
  • Interior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd. (Vernon)
  • Petro Canada (Terrace)
  • Ernie’s Used Auto Parts
  • Lower Nicola Eco-Depot (TNRD)
  • GFL Environmental (Langford)
  • Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot
  • Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill
  • Semiahmoo Bottle Depot
  • Great Canadian Oil Change (Langley)
  • Chilliwack Bottle Depot
  • District of Summerland Landfill
  • Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (Cumberland)
  • Desert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd (Kelowna)
  • Mobil 1 Lube Express – Langley 64 Ave
  • Columbia Fuels (Sechelt)
  • Fort St John Co-op Association – 100 Ave
  • Peerless Road Recycling Centre

“We are extremely proud of these 30 BC used oil recycling facilities that received the ‘Top Collector’ award. They all took the necessary steps to ensure that their used oil recycling infrastructure is easy to use, convenient and environmentally friendly. Many of the organizations applied for and received RCF infrastructure grants, which provided them with modified sea containers to facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers” said David Lawes, Executive Director, BC Used Oil Management Association. “We launched the ‘Top Collectors’ recognition program to thank the dedicated RCF operators for participating in our program, and to create enthusiasm amongst the RCF staff for doing what can sometimes be a messy job.”

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Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot

Mission Recycling Depot

Mission Recycling Depot

BCUOMA-Hartland-Landfill

Hartland Landfill

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Semiahmoo Bottle Depot

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Mission Recycling Depot

Bings Creek Top Collector 2

Bings Creek Recycling Centre

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Ridge Meadows Recycling

Peerless Road Top Collector

Peerless Road Recycling Centre

Top Collector Awards

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