Upgraded used oil recycling facility opens in Valemount• News
We are very excited to announce that the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George received a grant from BCUOMA to upgrade the Valemount Regional Transfer Station, located at 980 Highway 5 North, with a 10-foot modified sea container and a 1,100 litre tank.
“This upgraded facility at the Valemount Regional Transfer Station will to be used for the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association. “The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has been a great partner for our BC Used Oil Management Association team to work with. They continue to look for opportunities to upgrade used oil recycling centres throughout their region to ensure that residents have easy and free access to facilities to safely return their used oil and antifreeze materials.”
BCUOMA’s infrastructure grant program provides businesses with the infrastructure required to responsibly handle, collect, and store used oil and antifreeze materials 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/.
Used oil is a valuable resource and if it is recycled at one of BCUOMA’s dedicated public recycling centres it can be recovered and re-used. Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil or material inputs for manufacturing or energy products. Additionally, used oil filters contain metal, which is recycled into metal products like rebar, nails, and wire. Used oil and antifreeze containers are recycled and used to manufacture new oil containers, drainage tiles, and parking curbs. Used antifreeze is refined and reused as new automotive antifreeze.
A comprehensive listing of all the public recycling centres across B.C. can be found at https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre.
BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that the Valemount Regional Transfer Station is located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc, Dakelh peoples.
For more information on Valemount Regional Transfer Station visit https://valemount.ca/services/garbage-recycling.