Motor Oil (domestic)
It’s essential to a smooth running engine for our cars, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and boats. But what to do with oil after a change or with that bit left over from a weekend project? A single car oil change can produce 4-5 litres of used oil.
How do I go green?
Walk, cycle, or carpool to cut down on motor oil use. Choose a push mower, which besides reducing motor oil use will exercise your body and reduce noise pollution.
Collected used motor oil can be placed in a squirt can to grease hinges and lubricate tools.
The facilities below will accept motor oil for recycling. The BC Used Oil Management Association website lists multiple locations for recycling motor oil.
Canadian Tire (all locations)
Derick's Automotive Services
638 John Street
610 Herald Street
Gurton's Garage Ltd.
9139 East Saanich Road
Hartland Recycling Facility
# 1 Hartland Avenue
Oak Bay Municipal Depot (Oak Bay Residents Only)
1771 Elgin Road
Saturna Island Recycling Depot
Navarez & Harris Road
The Environmental Story
The BC Used Oil Management Association levies an Environmental Handling Charge (EHC) on the sale of motor oil, motor oil filters, and motor oil containers to help cover the cost of diverting these potentially toxic items from landfills or even worse, our waterways. DIY oil changes often inadvertently contaminate sewers and wetlands; always use a basin or container to collect drained or pumped oil from a change or work on your engine. If in doubt, go to an expert who will pass on used oil to a recycler. Motor oil can be re-refined for reuse and uses two-thirds less energy than refining crude oil. Oil is also used in the production of asphalt or can be burned as an energy source.
Questions? Call the CRD Hotline.
We can answer your questions on the Hartland landfill, composting, household hazardous waste, recycling and more!
toll-free: 1.800.663.4425 #3030
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