Summer Ambassadors visit Terrace in annual tour to promote used oil and antifreeze recycling.
Over 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.
This year, the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Summer Ambassador Program. The tour will see the two ambassadors travel to over 120 municipalities and over 500 recycling facilities throughout BC, spreading the message, “one drop makes a difference”. Attending community events, speaking to government officials, as well as the public, the team is dedicated to spreading the message and keeping these hazardous materials out of our waterways and landfills.
The BCUOMA Summer Ambassadors will be visiting 7 Used Oil Recycling Collection Facilities in Terrace to spread the message that “one drop makes a difference.” The goal of the program 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.
BCUOMA is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of recycling these used oil materials. For more information about BCUOMA and a listing of collection facilities across the province, please visit www.usedoilrecycling.com
The ambassadors’ progress can be tracked throughout the summer on their blog at www.bcusedoil.com