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South Okanagan used oil recycling centres receive upgrades

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Keremeos BCUOMA Facility (L-R) Lesley Ross & Jeff Craik

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (“RDOS”) received grants from BCUOMA that provided them with two additional 10-foot modified sea containers to be used for the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze plastic containers. The seacans are at RDOS’s Oliver and Keremeos landfills located at 498 Saddle Ridge Rd, Oliver, and at 860 El Rancho Drive, Keremeos.

“As the Okanagan Valley grows, so does the need to expand and upgrade public used oil recycling centres,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “It is great to see the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen ahead of the curve in adopting new, safe and environmentally friendly recycling infrastructure to ensure Okanagan residents have easy and convenient access to facilities to return their used oil and antifreeze materials.”

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/.

A comprehensive listing of all of the public recycling centres across B.C. can be found at https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre.

For more information on the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s Oliver and Keremeos landfills visit https://www.rdos.bc.ca.

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s Oliver and Keremeos landfills are located on the traditional territory of the Okanagan First Nation.