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Infrastructure Grants

Interchange Recycling is always looking for ways to improve. We look for opportunities to upgrade recycling facility locations across the province in order to provide British Columbians with reasonable access to convenient and free used oil recycling centres.

Infrastructure Grants are available to registered municipalities, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other sectors that require additional infrastructure for their public collection facilities, such as tanks, covered sheds or other containment materials for used oil, antifreeze, filters, and containers.

If you are interested in applying, please follow these steps:

  1. Review the RCF Infrastructure Grant Manual to understand your obligations.
  2. Complete the RCF Infrastructure Grant Application Form
  3. Send the completed form to

Facilities will be notified via email of the status of their grant application.

Note: If you are not currently registered as an RCF, you can apply by completing a registration application form and submitting it together with your Infrastructure Grant application form.

Delivery of a 20 foot seacan to the North Vancouver Recycling & Waste Centre
Delivery of a modified sea container to a public recycling centre in Nanaimo.

Community Round Up Event Grants

Grant funding is available to Local Governments, First Nations Communities and community recycling organizations for their planning, coordination, and execution of Community Collection or “Round-up” events. Interchange Recycling will provide $1,500 per approved event along with event marketing support including creative assets, event signage and social media posts.

Please be aware that when submitting an application priority will be given to those communities that do not have reasonable and free consumer access to a permanent Return Collection Facility.

We will continue to provide a volume based financial incentive to the registered collection company that is selected by the event organizers to collect and transport the material to an Interchange Recycling-registered processing facility (recycling facility). To find a list of the registered collectors that serve your area of the province please click on the map on our Collectors page.

If you are interested in applying for a Round-up Grant, please send an e-mail request to and include the following information:

  • the lead organization for the event
  • the location and date for the planned event(s),
  • which other stewardship associations will be participating.

Requests for marketing support must be submitted to Interchange Recycling at least two weeks prior to the event dates.

Please note that in order to issue payment, we need to receive following outcome metrics in writing:

  • Used Oil (litres)
  • Used AF (litres)
  • Filters (kgs)
  • Containers (bags)
  • Vehicle Count
  • # People Attended