Aldergrove Bottle Depot joins the RCF Network• RCF Program
Residents in the Fraser Valley have a new return collection facility to take their used oil and other program products now, thanks to an infrastructure grant from BCUOMA. The Aldergrove Return-It Depot located at 27482 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, B.C., received a 20-foot modified sea container and two 1,000-litre tanks last week and is now accepting items.
This new RCF will provide the residents of Aldergrove and the surrounding areas, including Langley and Abbotsford, with an easy, free and eco-friendly system to return their used oil and antifreeze materials.
“BCUOMA continues to add new RCFs to locations across the province to ensure British Columbians have convenient, safe and environmentally friendly depots available to them to return their used oil,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “This was a geographic area that has seen an increased demand for convenient oil recycling options and we’re very pleased to have Aldergrove Return-It Depot join our network of publicly-accessible collection facilities.”
“Some of our customers requested that we open a used oil recycling facility, and so we delivered,” said Sung Kim, Owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot. “This new RCF infrastructure makes it extremely easy and quick for customers to swing by and recycle their used oil and antifreeze materials, and it doesn’t cost anything to drop these materials off.”
BCUOMA continues to look for opportunities to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations across the province in order to provide British Columbians with reasonable access to convenient and free used oil recycling centres. BCUOMA’s RCF infrastructure grant program requires the responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and recycling of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient and environmentally acceptable options. Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in BCUOMA’s RCF new infrastructure grants can find out more information at https://bcusedoil.com/infrastructure-grants/.
Each year, approximately 50 million litres of oil, and 3 million litres of antifreeze are collected and responsibly managed through the approximately 300 public collection facilities and over 4,000 generators across the province, which are managed by the BCUOMA program. In 2019, BCUOMA collected more than 51 million litres of used oil, which was the highest total amount in the program’s history.
For more information on Aldergrove Return-It Depot visit https://www.return-it.ca/locations/aldergrove-return-it/