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Used oil accepted at more TNRD waste facilities

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October 09, 2014 - 9:22 AM

KAMLOOPS - Residents of Kamloops can now drop off used motor oil, oil filters and oil containers at the Spences Bridge and Savona Transfer Stations.

Items accepted include:

Oil — Any petroleum or synthetic crankcase oil, engine oil, hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, heat transfer fluid or other fluid used for lubricating purposes in machinery or equipment.
Oil Filters — Any spin-on or element oil filter used in hydraulic, transmission or internal combustion engine applications, including diesel fuel filters but does not include gasoline fuel filters.
Oil Containers — Any plastic container with a capacity of less than 30 litres that is manufactured to hold oil. TNRD sites also accept 5-gallon pails.

Customers must drain their own oil and place containers and filters in bags provided. Each site is equipped with "bucket busters" to help customers take lids off stubborn, five-gallon (20-litre) pails. 

The service was already available at Heffley Creek, Clearwater, Louis Creek, South Thompson, Lower Nicola, Clinton, Logan Lake, 70 Mile, Blue River and Westwold.

A complete list of accepted materials at TNRD waste facilities can be found at the regional district website.

This stewardship program is not open to businesses and commercial materials are not accepted. Large volume commercial and industrial petroleum waste producers can contact the Recycling Council of B.C. at 1-800-667-4321.

To contact a reporter for this story, email, call 250-819-3723. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at or call 250-718-2724.


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