Town of Osoyoos receives upgraded used oil recycling infrastructure at their landfill

Town receives oil recycling

The Town of Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill has received a grant from BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) to provide them with a 20-foot modified sea container and a 2,200-litre tank.

Residents of Osoyoos and the surrounding areas will be able to access this upgraded public recycling centre as an easy, free and eco-friendly system to return their used oil and antifreeze materials.

The landfill is located at 17250 146 Ave in Osoyoos.

“The Town of Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill recently received a 2020 Long Time Service Award for being a dedicated BCUOMA member since 2003. With the installation of this new infrastructure they show their continued commitment to ensuring residents have access to a safe and environmentally friendly facility where they can return their used oil and antifreeze products,” David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association said in a press release.

“In addition, there are many part-time summer residents who work on their recreational vehicles and boats, and change their oil themselves. Having a convenient and free public recycling centre makes it easy for everyone to return their used oil products.”

The organization continues to look for opportunities to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations across the province to help BC residents with reasonable access to convenient and free used oil recycling centres.

BCUOMA’s infrastructure grant program is available for municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors to apply, and does require responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and recycling of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient and environmentally acceptable options.

Those interested in a BCUOMA infrastructure grant can find out more information online here.

Used oil once recycled at one of BCUOMA’s dedicated public recycling centres can be recovered and re-used. From there, the oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil or sold as raw 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 a new automotive antifreeze.

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that the Town of Osoyoos Sanitary Landfill’s used oil recycling facility is located on the traditional territory of the Okanagan First Nation.

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