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Recycling program helps keep oil out of landfills

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The seventh annual Oil Recycling program is touring the province this summer to remind you of the more than 500 centres that help you dispose of the lubricant.

Emily Louie with the program says it’s all about keeping oil out of landfills by reusing it.

“They know that oil is bad for environment, but they don’t know where to bring it,” she explains.

She says most people will take their oil to Canadian Tire, but they might not know that there’s 520 other facilities that will take them too.

“We had to increase the number and make it easier for people,” she adds.

The program aims to reduce the millions of litres of oil that end up in BC landfills every year.
“We have a lot of autobody shops so the deal is that they’re open to take recyclables from the public but they can also be compensated for the oil that they’re generating in their store when they use the car oil from the public,” she says.

The program also helps you recycle antifreeze, filters and containers.