Red Deerians will have their first of three chances to recycle used oil and paint this weekend.
The Alberta Recycling Management Authority will host the first of three events on Saturday.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Deer residents can bring unlimited amounts of used oil, filters, containers, leftover paint, and empty paint cans at no charge 5222 – 54 Ave. for recycling.
“ARMA understands the importance of creating opportunities to divert these products away from municipal landfills. Our vision is to create a future without waste, and we look forward to serving the residents of Red Deer and the county with these roundups” states Ed Gugenheimer, CEO of ARMA.
“Our ARMA staff will be on hand to assist Albertans with unloading their recycling products as well as answer any questions.”
According to a news release, in 2020, Red Deer residents recycled over 6,000 litres of used oil; the high-quality material is re-refined into new lubricating oil and the lower quality oil helps fuels various industrial applications.
Leftover latex is either made into new paint or used as feedstock in cement manufacturing. The plastic paint containers see new life as park benches or planters.
The next two events are scheduled for July 24 and September 25, at the same time and location as the first event.