Yesterday was our first day visiting Return Collection Facility’s and we had a blast! We started off our day visiting M&R Environmental, where we got to see how oil and antifreeze containers, oil filters, and antifreeze are recycled.
Burnaby has 13 facilities where you can drop off your used oil materials and/or antifreeze materials:
- - Canadian Tire on Market Crossing
- - Carter Dodge Chrysler on Lougheed
- - Carter GM
- - D&R Auto Repair Limited
- - Elcam Auto Recyclers ltd.
- - Marc’s Auto Repair
- - Midas Auto Service on Kingsway
- - Midas Auto Service on Willingdon
- - Mr. Lube on Hastings
- - Mr. Lube on Kingsway
- - Still Creek Recycling Depot
- - VAP Brake and Clutch
- - and of course, M&R Environmental!
These are oil filters that have been sorted and crushed into small cubes. After they are crushed like you see above, they are placed into a bin where they will “weep” the remaining oil out into a container.
Remember: be respectful while dropping off your used oil, oil containers, oil filters and antifreeze materials! Come during business hours and place oil in designated drop-off area. Night drop-offs outside business hours can lead to spills or contamination.
Did you know?
9% of oil remains in containers when they are discarded and about 1/4 litre of oil remains in every filter that is discarded. This is why it is so imperative that these used oil materials are successfully recycled – it all adds up!