North Shore residents now have a facility to drop off and recycle used oil and antifreeze.
A new used oil, oil filter and antifreeze recycling facility has opened at the recycling depot within the North Shore Recycling and Waste Centre in North Vancouver, in partnership with the not-for-profit BC Used Oil Management Association.
This new recycling infrastructure provides customers with a convenient, environmentally friendly and free option to return used oil and used antifreeze materials. In the first four weeks of operation, 4,400 litres of used oil was collected.
Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil or sold as raw material for manufacturing or energy products, and used antifreeze can be refined into new automotive antifreeze. Used oil filters contain metal that can be recycled into products like rebar, nails and wire. Even used containers can be recycled and turned into products like new oil containers, drainage tiles and parking curbs.
Metro Vancouver continues to grow waste reduction and recycling opportunities around the region and will explore expanding this service to other recycling and waste centres.