Interior’s top oil collectors
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

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Six Interior businesses were among the top 30 collectors of used oil and antifreeze material in the province last year.

Interchange Recycling on Thursday announced the winners of its fifth annual Top Collector Awards, which are given to the B.C. businesses that collecting the most used oil and antifreeze. The group is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and recycling of used oil, antifreeze, oil filters, and automotive containers in B.C.

The top Interior collector in 2023 was Vernon’s Interior Freight & Bottle Depot, which landed at No. 12. Penticton’s Barry Beecroft Fuel Distributors placed 19th, and the Great Canadian Oil Change on Kelowna’s Richter Street was No. 20. Rounding out the Interior winners were Kelowna’s Desert Cardlock Fuel Services (22) and Kamloops’ Castle Fuels (28).

“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,” Interchange Recycling CEO David Lawes said in a press release.

“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 their containers out of landfills. We wanted to recognize these 30 facilities who collected the most in 2023, and recognize them for going above and beyond to provide an important service to local residents.”

Interchange Recycling also recognized the Salmon Arm landfill as the top local government facility collector in 2023.


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