New Used Oil and Glycol recycling program launched

Fredericton – Recycling used oil and glycol will soon be easier to do in New Brunswick.

Environment and Local Government Minister Danny Soucy launched the new program  today in Grand Falls.

“Used oil is one of the largest sources of recyclable liquid waste in New Brunswick,” Soucy said. “Recycling these products will contribute to the sustainability of our environment and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills.”

Recycle NB CEO Pat McCarthy says the new oil and glycol recycling program will start January 1, 2014 at which time Recycle NB will release all the details of the program.

The program is industry-led and financed. It will be managed by  SOGHUOMA. Funding for the program will come from fees paid to the non-profit organization by industry members.

“Used oil and coolants are one of the largest single sources of recyclable liquid waste in New Brunswick. These products are dangerous to our environment. One litre of used oil could contaminate one million litres of water, says Recycle NB Board Chair Bryan Howell. “We are very pleased industry is implementing a common waste management plan. By properly recycling and disposing of these products, we protect our environment and reduce the amount of waste in our landfills.”

SOGHUOMA Atlantic will provide recycling locations for the products throughout New Brunswick.  The program will collect and recycle used oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and its containers.

Recycle NB will oversee the management program.  Dave Bois, Chair of SOGHUOMA, emphasized that Recycle NB industry and government worked together to develop the new program.  “We look forward to continuing that partnership to ensure that oil and glycol are managed in a way that protects our clean and healthy environment.”

Information on Recycle NB and its programs is available online at www.recyclenb.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Lisa Harrity, Director Communications, Environment and Local Government, 506-444-2179

Pat McCarthy, CEO, Recycle NB, 506-454-8473

Bryan Howell, Chair, Recycle NB 506-454-8473

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