Oil recycling promoted in Williams Lake

Summer ambassadors for the used oil recycling program will visit six used oil recycling collection facilities in Williams Lake next week.

Summer ambassadors for the used oil recycling program will be visiting six used oil recycling collection facilities in Williams Lake Monday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug. 7.

They will be spreading the message that “one drop makes a difference.”

The goal of the program by the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association is to generate public awareness to keep hazardous materials such as used oil and antifreeze out of our drinking water and landfills.

BCUOMA is a not-for-profit organization responsible for the implementation of a province-wide recovery and recycling system for used oil, antifreeze, and their respective filters and containers.

The organization says that more than 18 million litres of used oil is not recovered by the BC Used Oil program each year.

These oils are extremely hazardous to our environment and drinking water; instead of sitting in our landfills, used oil can be recycled into a variety of useful products.

For more information about BCUOMA and a listing of collection facilities across the province, visit www.usedoilrecycling.com.

The ambassadors’ progress can be tracked throughout the summer on their blog at www.bcusedoil.com.