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.

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