Summerland gets a used oil recycling upgrade• RCF Program
We are excited to share that Summerland Sanitary Landfill, located at 17202 Bathville Road, Summerland, has upgraded their used oil recycling facility. The new infrastructure that has been installed will provide the residents of Summerland, and in the surrounding areas, with an easy, free and eco-friendly way to recycle their used oil and antifreeze materials.
The Return Collection Facility (RCF) infrastructure grant that the District of Summerland received from BCUOMA provided the Summerland Sanitary Landfill with a modified sea container to facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers.
“The residents of Summerland now have a brand new infrastructure available to them to recycle their used oil and antifreeze materials,” said David Lawes, Executive Director, BC Used Oil Management Association. “It is conveniently located and free to use, and there is detailed signage that explains the simple steps to take to properly recycle these items.
BCUOMA’s RCF infrastructure grant program’s purpose is to ensure that there are sufficient RCFs across British Columbia for DIY consumers to take back their used oil and antifreeze materials for processing at no charge to consumers. The program also requires the responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and recycling of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient and environmentally acceptable options.
BCUOMA continues to look for opportunities to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations across the province in order to provide British Columbians with greater accessibility to convenient and free used oil recycling centres. BCUOMA has also created more signage at BC used oil recycling centres that explains how easy it is to recycle materials properly. Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in BCUOMA’s RCF new infrastructure grants can find out more information at https://bcusedoil.com/infrastructure-grants/.
Used oil is a valuable resource and there is a market for used oil. If it is recycled at a BC used oil recycling centre, it can be recovered and re-used. Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil and used as a fuel in pulp mills, cement plants and asphalt plants. Any vehicle maintenance facilities, automobile owners, and other machinery maintenance operations that use oil also can use re-refined oil. Additionally, used oil filters contain reusable scrap metal, which steel producers can reuse for metal products like rebar, nails and wire. Used antifreeze can be reprocessed to produce new automotive antifreeze. Plastic oil and antifreeze containers can be recycled into new oil containers, flowerpots, pipe, guardrails, and patio furniture.
Each year, approximately 50 million litres of oil, and 3 million litres of antifreeze are collected and responsibly managed through the approximately 300 public collection facilities and over 4,000 generators across the province, which are managed by the BCUOMA program.
For more information on Summerland Sanitary Landfill visit https://www.summerland.ca/city-services/garbage-recycling/landfill-recycling-depot
About BC Used Oil Management Association
Formed in 2003, the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in BC. Our goal is to provide British Columbians with an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to recycle these materials. For more information, visit bcusedoil.com
Kari Kylo – SOMA Concepts & Solutions
Kari@somaworks.com – 604.889.8057