Top Collectors of 2022• News
We are very excited to announce the winners of our fourth annual Top Collector Awards.
30 B.C. public recycling centres have been honored for their exemplary performance and dedication to the collection of used oil and antifreeze materials across the province throughout 2022.
“I am so proud of these collectors and how they have been operating their businesses,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “Our ability to properly recycle and re-introduce used materials back into B.C.’s circular economy is important work that requires growing infrastructure to enable safe collection, handling, and storage. Every single one of these collectors contributes to keeping our local communities stronger and healthier due to their ongoing commitment to keeping oil, filters, antifreeze and their containers, out of landfills.”
BCUOMA’s criteria to determine the top collectors included:
- The total amount of used oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers collected at the RCF location.
- The total number of years participating in BCUOMA’s RCF program.
- A demonstration of continued support of BCUOMA and other recycling stewardship related programs.
2022 Top Collector Award winners:
|1||Burnaby||City of Burnaby Eco-Center|
|2||Abbotsford||GFL Environmental Depot|
|3||Maple Ridge||Ridge Meadows Recycling Society|
|5||Aldergrove||Aldergrove Return-It Depot|
|6||Williams Lake||Jepson Petroleum Ltd|
|7||Surrey||Semiahmoo Bottle Depot|
|8||Prince Rupert||Petro Canada (Prince Rupert – Marina)|
|9||Quesnel||Jepson Petroleum Ltd.|
|11||Duncan||Bings Creek Recycling Centre|
|12||Vernon||Interior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd.|
|13||Mission||Mission Recycling Depot|
|14||Richmond||City of Richmond Recycling Depot|
|15||Kamloops||Castle Fuels (2008) Inc.|
|16||Fort St. John||Fort St. John Co-op Association – 100 Ave|
|17||Princeton||Barry Beecroft Fuel Distributors Ltd.|
|18||Kelowna||Great Canadian Oil Change (Kelowna-Richter)|
|19||Castlegar||Ernie’s Used Auto Parts|
|20||Vancouver||South Van Bottle Depot|
|21||Prince George||Jepson Petroleum Ltd.|
|23||Coquitlam||Mr. Lube #159|
|24||North Vancouver||North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre|
|25||Lower Nicola||Lower Nicola Eco-Depot (TNRD)|
|26||Chilliwack||Chilliwack Bottle Depot|
|27||100 Mile House||Castle Fuels (2008) Inc.|
|28||Victoria||GFL Environmental Depot|
|29||Prince George||Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill|
|30||Coquitlam||United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre|
“We have five new public recycling centres making their debut on the list this year, including Barry Beecroft Fuel Distributors Ltd. in Princeton, Great Canadian Oil Change (Richter Street) in Kelowna, Mr. Lube #159 in Coquitlam, North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre in North Vancouver, and United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre in Coquitlam,” said Lawes.
For the third year in a row, BCUOMA selected one outstanding recycling centre as the Most Improved for increasing its collection of used oil and antifreeze materials by the largest percentage.
2022 Most Improved Award Winner
|Aldergrove||Aldergrove Return-It Depot|
BCUOMA also introduced a new award for 2022 that recognizes the top government facility.
2022 Government Facility Award Winner
|Richmond||City of Richmond Recycling Depot|
“Our partnerships with local governments, regional districts and municipalities are key to the success of our recycling program. We appreciate all the work these groups do to ensure their residents have access to convenient and free recycling facilities that are safe and easy to use,” said Lawes.
“The City of Richmond has a long-standing commitment to support and encourage our residents to use our recycling infrastructure to divert waste from landfills,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie, City of Richmond. “This award is further recognition of the work and dedication of Council and City staff to create a greener environment by expanding the number of items accepted for recycling. Our award-winning Recycling Depot continues to provide a convenient, one-stop drop-off location for residents to reuse, repurpose and recycle multiple items including oil.”
Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you for continuing to provide convenient, environmentally friendly and easy-to-use infrastructures for the general public. We are proud to work with such professional businesses across the province.