Four Rivers Co-operative, located at 998 Railway Road, has received a grant from the BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) to upgrade its used oil recycling centre.
The grant provided Four Rivers Co-op with a 20-foot modified sea container with a 2,200-litre tank to manage the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials.
“It’s been great working with Four Rivers Co-operative, and we are happy to see their upgraded used oil recycling facility open to the Prince George community,” said David Lawes, CEO of the BC Used Oil Management Association.
“Four Rivers Co-op continues to prioritize the needs of their customers and this new infrastructure provides an easy-to-use facility for residents to 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.
“BCUOMA’s goal is to provide all British Columbians with a convenient, free, and eco-friendly way to recycle program materials,” said Lawes.
Used oil is a valuable resource and if it is recycled it can be recovered and re-used.
It 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, and used antifreeze is refined and reused as new automotive antifreeze.
You can find a comprehensive list of all the public recycling centres on the BC Used Oil website.