On Wednesday, British Columbia Used Oil Management Association summer ambassadors visited Maple Ridge to spread the message that ‘One drop makes a difference’ when keeping hazardous materials out of landfills and waterways.
One litre of used oil can contaminate a million litres of ground water.
Ali Omelaniec and Emily Louie are travelling to 120 municipalities and more than 500 recycling facilities across B.C.
Although B.C. has a 73- per-cent recovery rate for recycling used motor oil, more than 18 million litres of used oil is not recovered.
The BCUOMA is a not-for-profit organization that is responsible for the recovery and recycling of used oil, antifreeze and their respective filters and containers, across the province.