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Grant provides Kamloops residents with new facility to return used oil and antifreeze

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Jaxsen-Pacific Marine and Motorsport located at 755 Fortune Drive in Kamloops, received a grant from BCUOMA that provided them with a 20 ft modified sea container and two 1,000 litre IBC storage containers to be used for the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials.

“The population of Kamloops is rapidly growing, and Jaxsen-Pacific Marine and Motorsport prioritized the needs of its community by opening this easy-to-use and accessible used oil recycling facility,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “BCUOMA continues to look for opportunities to open new and improve existing recycling facility locations across the province to provide British Columbians with reasonable access to convenient and free used oil recycling centers.”

BCUOMA’s infrastructure grant program provides businesses with the infrastructure required 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 centers 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 centers across B.C. can be found at https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre.

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that the Jaxsen-Pacific Marine and Motorsport facility in Kamloops is located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc peoples, specifically the Tk’emlups Indian Band.

For more information on Jaxsen-Pacific Marine and Motorsport visit https://www.jaxsen-pacific.com/.