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Top Collectors of 2021

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We are very excited to announce the winners of our third annual Top Collector Awards.

30 public recycling centres around B.C. have been honored for their exemplary performance and commitment to the collection of used oil and antifreeze materials across the province throughout 2021.

BCUOMA’s criteria for being a top public recycling centre collector include:

  1. The total amount of used oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers collected at the public recycling location.
  2. The total number of years participating in BCUOMA’s public recycling program.
  3. A demonstration of continued support of BCUOMA and other recycling stewardship related programs.

2021 Top Collector Award winners:

RankCityName
1BurnabyCity of Burnaby Eco-Center
2Maple RidgeRidge Meadows Recycling Society
3VictoriaHartland Landfill
4Williams LakeJepson Petroleum Ltd.  
5MissionMission Recycling Depot
6QuesnelJepson Petroleum Ltd.  
7Prince RupertPetro Canada (Prince Rupert – Marina)
8SurreySemiahmoo Bottle Depot
9AbbotsfordGFL Environmental Depot
10DuncanBings Creek Recycling Centre
11SurreyHallmark Ford Sales Ltd
12KamloopsCastle Fuels (2008) Inc.
13VernonInterior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd.
14TerracePetro Canada (Terrace)
15Fort St. JohnFort St. John Co-op Association – 100 Ave
16Lower NicolaLower Nicola Eco-Depot (TNRD)
17RichmondCity of Richmond Recycling Depot
18Prince GeorgeJepson Petroleum Ltd.
19ChilliwackChilliwack Bottle Depot
20VancouverSouth Van Bottle Depot
21100 Mile HouseCastle Fuels (2008) Inc.
22AldergroveAldergrove Return-It Depot
23LadysmithPeerless Road Recycling Centre
24KelownaDesert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd
25CumberlandComox Valley Waste Management Centre
26CastlegarErnie’s Used Auto Parts
27KelownaGreat Canadian Oil Change
28Prince GeorgeFoothills Boulevard Regional Landfill
29Cobble HillFisher Road Recycling
30CourtenayCampbell River Waste Management Centre (CVRD)

For the second year in a row, the Association also selected one outstanding recycling centre as the Most Improved for increasing its collection of used oil and antifreeze materials by the largest percentage.

2021 Most Improved Award winner

 NelsonNelson Leafs Recycling Centre

“Over the past two years, the pandemic has significantly affected how our used oil recycling centres have been able to operate their businesses. However, I’m extremely proud at how resilient they have been during these challenging times and how well they have continued to provide their customers with safe, easy to use, and convenient facilities where they can return their used oil and antifreeze materials,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association.

“Our top collectors went above and beyond by upgrading their infrastructures to make collection more environmentally friendly, educating their customers about used oil recycling, installing new informational signage, and promoting used oil and antifreeze recycling in their communities. BCUOMA is honoured to work with such a dedicated group of business owners and managers across British Columbia who are passionate about providing their customers with great service, while also focusing on the environment. These awards are our way of thanking the top collectors in the province for continuing to do an excellent job!”

Hartland Landfill - 2021 Top Collector

Hartland Landfill

Bings Creek Recycling - Cowichan Valley Regional District

Bings Creek Recycling Centre

South Van Bottle Depot 6

South Van Bottle Depot

Fisher Road Recycling

Fisher Road Recycling

GFL Abbotsford - Dana Mittendorff and Corey Mayhew

GFL Abbotsford

Richmond Recycling Depot 2

Richmond Recycling Depot

Chilliwack Bottle Depot

Chilliwack Bottle Depot

Mission Recycling

Mission Recycling Depot

Ridge Meadows Recycling

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

Hartland Landfill - 2021 Top Collector Bings Creek Recycling - Cowichan Valley Regional District South Van Bottle Depot 6 Fisher Road Recycling GFL Abbotsford - Dana Mittendorff and Corey Mayhew Richmond Recycling Depot 2 Chilliwack Bottle Depot Mission Recycling Ridge Meadows Recycling