The Gabriola Island Recycling Organization is looking to accept recycled oil again. (The News Bulletin)

4,000-litre tank will enable oil recycling on Gabriola

Regional District of Nanaimo provides money to Gabriola Island Recycling Organization

Regional District of Nanaimo will provide $6,300 to Gabriola Island Recycling Organization for an oil recycling tank.

In a letter to Howard Houle, Gabriola area director, Michelle MacEwen, general manager, said the recycling organization had discontinued oil service after leaving the B.C. Used Oil Management Association, the non-profit stewarding oil recycling, but is looking to accept recycled oil again. However, its single-walled, 3,300-litre container is not sufficient and a double-walled tank is required to meet safety requirements.

The organization seeks to buy a $6,320 4,220-litre tank from Tidy Tank. Houle put forward a motion directing staff to work out an agreement with the organization at the Aug. 22 regular meeting and directors approved.

Houle said people bringing oil to the centre for recycling will be charged $1 per litre.

The money being given to the recycling organization will come from the RDN’s community works fund, which is funded by gas tax money.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nanaimo schools host Skills Canada competitions

Central Island and Sunshine Coast high school student compete for spots on provincials and nationals

Taxi driver taken to hospital after crashing cab into utility pole

Accident happened Thursday afternoon on Big Bear Ridge

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 27

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo woman leaves friend’s home, now considered missing

Ashley Sheppard, 31, has not been heard from since Feb. 10

Francophone festivities in Nanaimo this weekend

French Canadian culture and cuisine highlight Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d’Érable

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks with feds, province

Discussions with provincial and federal governments expected to start later today

‘The project is proceeding’: Horgan resolute in support of northern B.C. pipeline

B.C. premier speaks as talks scheduled with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

BREAKING: Kelowna RCMP to further investigate 12 sexual assault cases, create sexual assault unit

Recommendations come five months after it was revealed 40% of sexual assaults were deemed ‘unfounded’

Explicit Greta sticker linked to Alberta company draws outrage

The sticker includes the logo of Red Deer-based X-Site Energy Services

Share Now, formerly Car2Go, leaves Canada with valuable data in changing market: expert

Vancouver was its largest market in North America, with more than 300,000 customers

Off-duty RCMP officer helps catch Cache Creek car thief

‘This is just one example of how we are always ready to respond to emergencies’

What’s happening: Coronavirus forges on, as world hunts solutions

Japan closes all elementary, middle and high schools until spring holidays in late March

Most Read