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New Used Oil and Antifreeze Recycling Centre now open at Metro Vancouver’s United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre

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United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre in Coquitlam plays an important role in Metro Vancouver’s efforts to reduce waste and move to a circular economy

Metro Vancouver received a grant from BCUOMA that provided the newly opened United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre, located at 995 United Boulevard, Coquitlam B.C., with a 20-foot modified sea container and two, 1,000-litre intermediate bulk containers (“IBC tanks”), to ensure the responsible handling, collecting and storing of used oil and antifreeze materials. This new recycling infrastructure will provide an easy, free, and eco-friendly facility to return used oil and antifreeze materials.

“The new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre is three times larger than the previous facility, and it is the perfect central location for a used oil recycling centre,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “BC Used Oil Management Association has been working with Metro Vancouver on innovative ways to move to a circular economy, and one of the solutions is by continuing to create easy to use, free and convenient centres for community residents to safely return their used oil and antifreeze materials. This new full-service recycling and waste centre in Coquitlam, with a dedicated used oil recycling facility, is a great example of organizations working together to create cleaner and environmentally safer communities.”

“We are proud of the new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre’s many features that make recycling and waste management more convenient for the region’s residents,” said Sav Dhaliwal, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. “Partnering with organizations like the BC Used Oil Management Association gives us even more opportunities to divert unwanted or unusable items from the waste stream in a safe and environmentally conscious way.”

“Metro Vancouver is a North American leader in waste reduction and recycling, and we have an ambitious target to divert 80 per cent of our waste,” said Jack Froese, Chair of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee. “Ensuring that residents can easily and properly dispose of used oil, antifreeze, and related materials provides us with an important advantage in reaching this target.”  

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre is located on the traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation and Coast Salish peoples.

For more information on the United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre visit http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste.