B.C. Used Oil Management Association sent two ambassadors to Summerland recently to promote recycling of used oil.
Oil, oil containers and oil filters can be dropped off at the Summerland landfill to be recycled by B.C. Used Oil.
The site is open to the public and do-it-yourselfers. It is not to be used by commercial businesses, usually because they have been set up as oil collectors as well.
Summerland landfill recycles not only used oil, but other products as well. More information about what is recyclable at the landfill is available at summerland.ca/departments/works/landfill.aspx.
There are also three medications returns facilities in Summerland which are Pharmasave 9515 Main St., Shoppers Drug Mart at 10108 Jubilee Rd. and Summerland Medicine Centre, 13009 Rosedale Ave..
More than 18 million litres of used oil is not recovered by the B.C. Used Oil program each year.
These oils are hazardous to the environment and drinking water.
Instead of sitting in landfills, used oil can be recycled into a variety of useful products.
Information on environmental handling charges is available at usedoilrecycling.com/en/bc.