Ambassadors of used oil visit Parksville

The pair are one of two teams visiting over 700 collection facilities in 130 communities

Used oil collection ambassadors Nadine Hoyt (left) and Carmen Ang during their rainy stop in Parksville on Thursday.

Summer Ambassadors for the B.C. Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) and Tire Stewardship B.C. (TSBC) were in Parksville Qualicum Beach last week to promote the recycling of used oil, antifreeze and tires.

“We’re travelling around to canvas and attend locations in communities to promote public awareness about recycling…” said Carmen Ang during a stop at OK Tire in Parksville with fellow ambassador Nadine Hoyt.

The pair are one of two teams visiting over 700 collection facilities in 130 communities throughout the province to generate awareness to keep the recyclable materials away from landfills and out of drinking water.

“It’s a good service since they used to have to pay someone to take it away,” Hoyt said.

“To think about how important it is, consider one drop of oil can contaminate one million drops of oil,” Ang said.

For more information, and the nearest collection locations, check

You can also call 1-800-667-4321.

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