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Upgraded oil recycling centres arrive in Fort Nelson

Two new and upgraded public recycling centres will provide Fort Nelson residents with free and easy eco-friendly facilities to return their used oil and antifreeze, the BC Used Oil Management Association says.
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Greg Oleksy and Lorie Wells of Dalex Auto Services.

Two new and upgraded public recycling centres will provide Fort Nelson residents with free and easy eco-friendly facilities to return their used oil and antifreeze, the BC Used Oil Management Association says.

The association announced Tuesday that Dalex Auto Services received a grant providing them with a 20-foot modified sea container and 2,200-litre tank. 

“Diana and Todd Penney, owners of Dalex Auto, wanted to provide their community with a safe and reliable facility for their DIY oil-change customers to return their used oil products,” said BCUOMA CEO David Lawes in a release. “Many of their customers are very hands-on when it comes to maintaining their cars and equipment, and it therefore made sense for Dalex Auto to have a used oil recycling depot conveniently located on their property.”

WideSkyDisposal-OilRecyclingVicky Woodworth and Kayden Vatcher of Wide Sky Disposal. By BC Used Oil Management Association

Wide Sky Disposal also received a grant to upgrade their current used oil recycling depot with a 20-foot sea container and 2,200-litre tank, the association said.

“Wide Sky Disposal is a Certified Aboriginal Business and has been operating in Fort Nelson since 1989, and they have been a committed BCUOMA used oil recycling depot since 2004,” said Lawes. “It is wonderful to see businesses from all over B.C. continuing to apply for infrastructure grants from BCUOMA that provide them with dedicated containers and tanks for the responsible collection of used oil and antifreeze.”

The association says 50 million litres of oil, and three million litres of antifreeze are collected each year through its network of facilities across the province.

A comprehensive listing of all of the RCFs across B.C. can be found at https://bcusedoil.com/find-a-recycling-centre.


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