BC Used Oil “summer ambassadors" visits compost education centre

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service is proud to host the BC Used Oil Management Association's (BCUOMA) summer ambassador program at the Comox Valley compost education centre on Thursday, July 26 from 12:15 – 2:45 p.m.
 
The provincial ambassadors will be on-site promoting the responsible recycling of used oil products and the message that “one drop makes a difference”. According to BCUOMA's website, the success of this summer program has led British Columbia to have one of the highest recovery rates in Canada.      
 
“Come to the compost education centre over the lunch hour, tour the gardens and meet the ambassadors,” said Patty Rose, CSWM compost educator.  “They are a fun team with a wealth of information on recycling used oil and antifreeze, plus they will have free giveaways for our visitors.”

The BCUOMA encourages other industry partners to support the summer ambassador program so that the association can continue to educate the public on the importance of proper disposal of these hazardous materials.  For more information on used oil recycling in our province, visit www.usedoilrecycling.com.

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations and smaller waste-handling and recycling facilities for the electoral areas of the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional District. The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs.

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Media contact:
Koreen Gurak
Manager of communications
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6066