The Elkford Transfer Station has three new storage tanks. (Courtesy of Regional District of East Kootenay)

The Elkford Transfer Station has three new storage tanks. (Courtesy of Regional District of East Kootenay)

Elkford Transfer Station recieves grant for new storage tanks

The grant was given by the BC Used Oil Management Association

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has received a grant that provided the Elkford Transfer Station with three additional storage tanks for the collection and storage of returned used oil and antifreeze materials.

The grant was given by the BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA), a not-for-profit which works for the collection and recycling of used lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, used antifreeze and antifreeze containers in the province, a press release says.

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“The residents of Elkford and the surrounding area have done a great job of returning their used oil to the Elkford Transfer Station, where it is collected, and then transferred to a processing facility to be recycled. As Elkford’s population grows, RDEK understands the need to continue to expand their recycling infrastructure to ensure this responsible handling of used oil and antifreeze materials,” said David Lawes, CEO of BCUOMA.

“The Elkford Transfer Station’s used oil recycling depot also continues to be free, easy to use, and conveniently located.”

The station is at 6 Inkaneep Rd. in Elkford.

The BCUOMA infrastructure grant program “requires the responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and recycling of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient, and environmentally acceptable options.”

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