Toronto, Ontario – Quebec “do-it-yourself” drivers will now be able to recycle their empty plastic oil and fluid containers, and used oil and filters at Canadian Tire stores across the province through the Go Eco program.
The program was initially launched in ten stores in Québec City, Thetford Mines and Dolbeau, where more than 6,200 kilograms of oil containers were collected and responsibly disposed, plus an increase of nearly 25 per cent more used filters than in the same period last year.
“The province-wide roll-out of Go Eco is a testament to the program’s success in the initial markets, and I’m delighted that all the communities we serve in Quebec will now have a chance to participate,” said Michel Séguin, a dealer in Laval. “With the summer driving season fast approaching, there couldn’t be a better time to broaden the scope of this initiative and expand our efforts to divert automotive waste from our landfills and waterways.”
Used automotive consumables can be returned to Canadian Tire stores for recycling and environmentally responsible disposal. Acceptable items include oil, oil filters, oil containers, mineral oil spray cans, and antifreeze and antifreeze containers.
The Go Eco program also reduces packaging and waste at Canadian Tire auto centres through bulk purchases of oil, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid and grease, and by recycling or responsibly disposing of fluids, rubber residues, scrap metal and air filters.