Used oil ambassadors Carmen Ang and Nadine Hoyt were in Grand Forks on Aug. 6 to spread the word about proper used oil disposal.
The two are ambassadors for the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA), a group that aims to facilitate and increase the collection, management and recycling of used oil and anti-freeze materials in B.C.
The ambassadors say the feedback they’ve received from facilities about the program, which has been going on for eight years, has been very positive.
“We’ve been going around to return-collection facilities, places where people can drop off used oil, anti-freeze as well as scrap tires, and ask the people there how the program is going and how we can help them out,” said Hoyt.
Residents in the Kootenay Boundary can bring their used oil to the following businesses:
In Grand Forks – J.D. Towing, Pinegrove Auto and Small Engine Repair and Tomkat Automotive; In Greenwood – Greenwood Auto Centre; and at Christina Lake – Christina Lake Mechanical, and D&D Auto and Mini Storage.
“We like to emphasize to people that they should drop off used oil, as well as scrap tires, during the day time during regular business hours so employees can properly handle the disposal of these items,” said Ang. “If you drop it off at night there’s a possibility the oil could spill.