Oil, filters, and jugs and containers can be recycled across the county at the Lindbrook, Ryley, and Viking transfer stations. Antifreeze can be recycled at these transfer stations as well.
Ensure that oil is not contaminated with other substances e.g. diesel, antifreeze, water, etc. Do not mix them together when you are taking fluids from your vehicle or when consolidating for storage. Any contaminants in your oil or antifreeze that gets added to our recycling containers will make the whole tank unrecyclable.
Used oil jugs and containers under 5 L are acceptable under this recycling program. Oil pails, although not part of this program, can be accepted at our sites for recycling. Barrels are not accepted in this program. Emptied barrels can be placed in the metal bin.
Oil filters can be placed in one of our collection barrels. The processor will recover any oil in the filter to ensure it is recycled. Filters are crushed by a metal recycler, processed and made into products such as rebar and pipes. Uncontaminated oil can be re-refined to make new lubricating oil.
In 2017 alone, Albertans recycled 90 million litres of used lubricating oil, 7.6 million oil filters, and 2.6 million kilograms of used oil containers.
For more information about available recycling services, visit https://beavermunicipal.com/residential/recycling/