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Fuels and Oils

Poison, gasoline,
Fuels and Oils
Used Fuels and Oils are hazardous waste and as they can contaminate soils and groundwater. These items require proper recycling and/or disposal. Keep them in their original containers and clean spills up using absorbent rags that can also be recycled. Please see these Recyclopedia sections for further information: Household Hazardous Waste; Flammable Liquids; Motor Oil; Cooking Oil.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

The best way to avoid contamination of our environment by fuel and oils is to not buy them. Only purchase what you need so that you do not need to worry about left over or spoiled fuels and oils.  Cut down on your car use. Want to get out on the water? Consider canoeing, sailing or kayaking instead of using a speedboat. Mow your lawn with a push mower and sweep or rake your yard and driveway, rather than using a gas powered blower. Your body, and the region’s ecosystems, will thank you.

Reuse

There is no way to reuse gas or oils, other than returning used oils to the facilities listed below. Only purchase what you need so that you need not worry about leftover or spilled fuel and oils.

Recycle

Return used motor oils to the facilities below for recycling or go to Used Oil Recycling for more location listings.

Facilities

  • Envirosystems

    825 Admirals Road
    Victoria
    250.380.0436

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd. (pick-up service only)


    Victoria
    250.884.4822

  • Terrapure Environmental

    All locations in capital region

    250.722.3885

  • The Environmental Story

    Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural resources such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. The age of the organisms and their resulting fossil fuels is typically millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years. The fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas.

    Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources because they take millions of years to form, and reserves are being depleted much faster than new ones are being made. The production and use of fossil fuels raise environmental concerns. A global movement toward the generation of renewable energy is therefore under way to help meet increased energy needs.