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Mr Lube in Coquitlam receives used oil upgrade

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Anmol Singh and Curby Gaspard

Another Lower Mainland public recycling centre has received a grant from BCUOMA allowing them to upgrade their recycling infrastructure. Mr. Lube, located at Unit E-2773 Barnet Highway in Coquitlam, received an additional 10-foot modified sea container to be used for the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials.

“Mr. Lube in Coquitlam responded to the growing needs of their DIY customers and upgraded their eco-friendly used oil recycling depot by adding a supplementary, custom-built, 10-foot seacan to safely store excess used oil and antifreeze materials,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “Mr. Lube’s used oil recycling depot is free to use, conveniently located on their site in Coquitlam, and has plenty of signage explaining how to personally recycle one’s own used motor oil.”

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 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 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 sold as raw 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 of the public recycling centres across B.C. can be found at https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre.

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that Mr. Lube in Coquitlam is located on the traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation (Coast Salish peoples).

For more information on Mr. Lube in Coquitlam visit https://local.mrlube.com/centres/159.