Recycle your oil

B.C. has a 73-per-cent recovery rate but just one drop of oil can contaminate a million litres of groundwater

BCUOMA ambassadors Ali Omelaniec  and  Emily Louie recycle used oil at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot Wednesday afternoon.

BCUOMA ambassadors Ali Omelaniec and Emily Louie recycle used oil at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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