Used motor oil, oil filters, and oil containers are accepted through the BC Used Oil Recycling program, which is managed by the BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA). The materials can be dropped off at various collection depots throughout the province, which include participating repair shops, car dealerships, and retailers. These collection facilities can accept residential amounts (approximately 10-15 litres) per visit, free of charge; please contact them ahead of time to ensure they have the storage capacity to handle the volume that you have.Learn More
Car and truck tires can be recycled through a province-wide program managed by Tire Stewardship BC. Up to four tires (off-rim) can be dropped off free of charge at a number of participating retailers.Learn More
The BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) maintains a recycling program for used antifreeze and antifreeze containers. These products can be dropped off for free at participating retailers and automotive shops across the province.Learn More
Lead-acid (car) batteries can be recycled through a program managed by the Canadian Battery Association (CBA). Lead-acid batteries can be dropped off at a number of participating CBA depots across the province.Learn More
The Automotive Recyclers’ Environmental Association (AREA) has developed a province-wide vehicle retirement program to ensure waste products from end-of-life vehicles are managed in accordance with all provincial and federal laws.
If your vehicle has been insured for the last 6 months, you may qualify for the BC SCRAP-IT program. This program offers a long list of incentives for trading in your old car, including: transit passes, bicycles, car-sharing memberships, or cash. Need more information?Learn More