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Top Collectors of 2023


We are very excited to announce the winners of our fifth annual Top Collector Awards. 30 B.C. public recycling centres are being honoured for their exemplary performance and dedication to the collection of used oil and antifreeze materials across the province throughout 2023. 

“Our ability to properly recycle and re-introduce used materials back into B.C.’s circular economy is important work that requires growing infrastructure to enable safe collection, handling, and storage,” said David Lawes, CEO, Interchange Recycling. “All of our dedicated collection sites across the province contribute to keeping our local communities stronger and healthier thanks to their ongoing commitment to keeping oil, filters, antifreeze and automotive containers, out of landfills. We wanted to recognize these 30 facilities who collected the most in 2023, and for going above and beyond to provide an important service to local residents.”

Interchange Recycling’s criteria to determine the top collectors included:

  1. The total amount of used oil and antifreeze collected at the facility.
  2. The total number of years participating in Interchange Recycling’s public return facility program.
  3. A demonstration of continued support of Interchange Recycling and other recycling focused stewardship programs.

2023 Top Collector Award winners:

1AbbotsfordGFL Environmental Depot (Abbotsford)
2BurnabyCity of Burnaby Eco-Centre
3Maple RidgeRidge Meadows Recycling Society
4VictoriaHartland Landfill
5CoquitlamUnited Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre
6SurreyCentral Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre
7Fort St. JohnFort St John Co-op Association – 100 Ave
8DuncanBings Creek Recycling Centre
9SurreySemiahmoo Bottle Depot
10MissionMission Recycling Depot
11RichmondCity of Richmond Recycling Depot
12VernonInterior Freight & Bottle Depot Ltd.
13Prince RupertPetro Canada (Prince Rupert – Marina)
14Williams LakeJepson Petroleum Ltd. (Williams Lake)
15North VancouverNorth Shore Recycling and Waste Centre
16SurreyTitanium Ford
17PentictonBarry Beecroft Fuel Distributors Ltd.
18TerracePetro Canada (Terrace)
19Salmon ArmSalmon Arm Landfill (CSRD)
20KelownaGreat Canadian Oil Change (Kelowna-Richter)
21SquamishTriton Automotive and Industrial Ltd (NAPA)
22KelownaDesert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd (Kelowna)
23Lower NicolaLower Nicola Eco-Depot (TNRD)
24QuesnelJepson Petroleum Ltd. (Quesnel)
25Fort St. JohnFort St John Co-op Association – 91 Ave
26Cobble HillFisher Road Recycling
27QuesnelFour Rivers Co-op (Quesnel)
28KamloopsCastle Fuels (2008) Inc. (Kamloops)
29LangfordGFL Environmental Depot (Victoria)
30NelsonNelson Leafs Recycling Centre

“We have eight new public recycling centres making their debut on the list this year: Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre, Great Canadian Oil Change (Kelowna-Richter), Triton Automotive and Industrial Ltd (NAPA) in Squamish, Desert Cardlock Fuel Services Ltd (Kelowna), Fort St John Co-op Association – 91 Ave, Fisher Road Recycling in Cobble Hill, Four Rivers Co-op (Quesnel) and Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre” said Lawes.

For the third year in a row, we selected one facility as the Most Improved for increasing its collection of used oil and antifreeze materials by the largest percentage. We also have an award recognizing the Top Local Government Facility. 

2023 Most Improved: 

United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre Coquitlam 

2023 Top Local Government Facility: 

Salmon Arm Landfill (CSRD) Salmon Arm