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Nanaimo business upgrades used oil recycling infrastructure

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MTB Auto owners, Mike and Tanya Balatti, in front of their newly installed modified sea container.

MTB Auto in Nanaimo received a grant from BCUOMA that provided them with a 10-foot modified sea container and a 1,100-litre tank. This upgraded public recycling centre will provide the residents of Nanaimo and the surrounding areas with an easy, free and eco-friendly system to return their used oil and antifreeze materials.

“The upgraded used oil recycling depot at MTB Auto is another great example of a B.C. business stepping up to ensure that their customers have access to a safe and convenient facility to return their used oil and antifreeze products,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “Many British Columbians change their own oil and they require an easily accessible used oil return facility. It is wonderful to see MTB Auto understanding what their customers need and providing them with a top-notch used oil recycling depot.”

“Our team is always looking for new ways to support our community, and the brand new tank and sea container that we received from BCUOMA ensures that our customers have an eco-friendly and free depot to return their used oil products,” said Tanya Balatti, co-owner of MTB Auto. “We have been proud BCUOMA program members since 2003.”

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that MTB Auto’s used oil recycling facility is located on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish, specifically the Snuneymuxw First Nation.