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Six Island RCFs Receive Grants for Infrastructure Upgrades

RCF Program

Cortes Island, Denman Island, Sayward, Cumberland, Campbell River and The Village of Port Alice all received upgraded used oil recycling facilities. These newly installed infrastructures will provide the residents of these locations with an easy, free and eco-friendly way to recycle their used oil and antifreeze materials.

The Return Collection Facility (RCF) infrastructure grants that Comox Strathcona Waste Management, and The Village of Port Alice received from BCUOMA provided them with modified sea containers to facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers in the above mentioned locations.

“It is fantastic to see all of these locations with upgraded used oil recycling facilities. The new infrastructure is very convenient as it allows residents to conveniently recycle their used oil and anti-freeze materials themselves,” said David Lawes, Executive Director, BC Used Oil Management Association. “These upgraded facilities are also free, environmentally friendly, and easy to use.”

Used Oil Recycling Locations:

Cortes Island
Comox Valley Waste Management Centre
1300 Squirrel Cove Road Cortes Island, BC
Managed by Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service  
Comox Valley Waste Management Centre
3699 Bevan Road, Cumberland, BC
Managed by CSWM service
Sayward Public Works Transfer Station
652 H’Kusam Way Sayward, BC
Managed by CSWM service
Denman Island
Denman Island Waste Management Centre
5901 Denman Road Denman Island, BC
Managed by CSWM service
Campbell River
Campbell River Waste Management Centre
6700 Argonaut Road Campbell River, BC
Managed by CSWM service
Port Alice
Port Alice Transfer Station
721 Marine Drive, Port Alice
Managed by The Village of Port Alice  

For more information on these used oil recycling facilities visit and

BCUOMA’s RCF infrastructure grant program’s purpose is to ensure that there are sufficient RCFs across British Columbia for DIY consumers to take back their used oil and antifreeze materials for processing at no charge to consumers. The program also requires the responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and recycling of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient and environmentally acceptable options.

BCUOMA continues to look for opportunities to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations across the province in order to provide British Columbians with greater accessibility to convenient and free used oil recycling centres. BCUOMA has also created more signage at BC used oil recycling centres that explains how easy it is to recycle materials properly. Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in BCUOMA’s RCF new infrastructure grants can find out more information at