District of Tumbler Ridge Receives Grant to Upgrade Used Oil Recycling Facilities• News
The District of Tumbler Ridge received a grant from BCUOMA that provided the Tumbler Ridge Transfer Station, located at 103 Ridge Road, with a 20-foot modified sea container that has a 2,200 litre tank, to manage the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials.
“Tumbler Ridge is known for its natural beauty, and the District of Tumbler Ridge continues to prioritize the health of their environment and the rising needs of the community. This significant upgrade to their transfer station ensures that the growing population of Tumbler Ridge, and surrounding communities, can easily recycle their used oil and antifreeze related products in a safe and environmentally friendly manager,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “BCUOMA will continue to provide grants to B.C. organizations for the development of infrastructure to responsibly handle, collect, and store used oil and antifreeze materials using economic, efficient, and environmentally acceptable options.”
Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in a BCUOMA infrastructure grant can find out more information at https://bcusedoil.com/infrastructure-grants/.
Used oil is a valuable resource and if it is recycled at one of BCUOMA’s dedicated public recycling centres it can be recovered and re-used. Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil or material inputs for manufacturing or energy products. Additionally, used oil filters contain metal, which is recycled into metal products like rebar, nails, and wire. Used oil and antifreeze containers are recycled and used to manufacture new oil containers, drainage tiles, and parking curbs. Used antifreeze is refined and reused as new automotive antifreeze.
A comprehensive listing of all the public recycling centres across B.C. can be found at https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre.
BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that the District of Tumbler Ridge Transfer Station in Tumbler Ridge is located on the traditional territory of the Dunne-za people.
For more information on District of Tumbler Ridge Transfer Station visit https://www.districtoftumblerridge.ca/Departments-Services/Public-Works-Engineering/Garbage-Pick-Up-Recycling.