FORT NELSON, B.C. – Two public recycling centres are now available in Fort Nelson to provide residents with a free place to return their used oil and antifreeze.

On Tuesday, The BC Used Oil Management Association announced Dalex Auto Services received a grant providing them with a 20-foot modified sea container and 2,200-litre tank.

“Diana and Todd Penney, owners of Dalex Auto, wanted to provide their community with a safe and reliable facility for their DIY oil-change customers to return their used oil products,” said   BCUOMA CEO David Lawes in a release.

“Many of their customers are very hands-on when it comes to maintaining their cars and equipment, and it, therefore, made sense for Dalex Auto to have a recycling depot conveniently located on their property.”

Wide Sky Disposal also received a grant, which was used to upgrade their current recycling depot with a 20-foot sea container and 2,200-litre tank.

“[The company] has been a committed BCUOMA used oil recycling depot since 2004,” said Lawes.

“It is wonderful to see businesses from all over B.C. continuing to apply for infrastructure grants from BCUOMA that provide them with dedicated containers and tanks for the responsible collection of used oil and antifreeze.”

According to BCUOMA, approximately 50 million litres of oil and 3 million litres of antifreeze are collected each year through its facilities.