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New Used Oil Recycling Centre Now Open in Central Surrey


Thanks to our partnership with Metro Vancouver, the Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre, located at 6711 – 154 Street in Surrey, features a brand new 20-foot modified sea container and two 1,000-litre intermediate bulk containers to manage the responsible collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials.

Sav Dhaliwal, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and David Lawes, CEO of BC Used Oil Management Association stand in front of the new used oil infrastructure at Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre.

“We are excited to announce that residents of Surrey and neighbouring communities have a new location to return their used oil and antifreeze materials. Metro Vancouver has been a progressive and keen partner to work with as this is the third environmentally friendly and custom-built used oil recycling facility that they have opened in the past 12 months,” said David Lawes, CEO, BC Used Oil Management Association.

“Our strategic relationship with Metro Vancouver, as well as similar local government collaborations that BCUOMA has, are critical to ensuring that British Columbians have reasonable access to convenient, free and eco-friendly centres to recycle program materials. We’re proud to say that 98.9 per cent of BC residents currently have reasonable access to used oil recycling locations around the province.”

“Opening the new Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre in the rapidly growing City of Surrey for residents to safely drop off materials beyond those collected in municipal curbside recycling, including their used oil and antifreeze materials, at no cost, is an important waste reduction initiative for Metro Vancouver,” said Sav Dhaliwal, chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. “By working with organizations like the BC Used Oil Management Association, Metro Vancouver can provide even more opportunities to divert unwanted or unusable items from the waste stream, moving us further towards our goal of an 80 per cent waste diversion rate.”

City of Surrey Councillor Doug Elford was on hand to help open the new facility.

BCUOMA’s infrastructure grant program provides businesses with the infrastructure required to responsibly handle, collect, and store used oil and antifreeze materials using economic, efficient, and environmentally acceptable options. Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in a BCUOMA infrastructure grant can find out more information at

“Working with organizations like Metro Vancouver, BC Used Oil Management Association has built used oil recycling centres around the province that provide environmental, economic and social benefits to communities” said Lawes. “The proper management of our program materials, with the assistance of innovative local government partners, helps to achieve sustainability, circular economy, CO2 reduction, carbon offset and zero waste and pollution prevention objectives. BCUOMA continues to look for partners to work with to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations throughout the province.”

BCUOMA would like to acknowledge that Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre is located on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people.

For more information on Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre visit