A new used oil and antifreeze recycling facility has opened in Tilbury. Bridgeview Marine will now be accepting used oil, filters, antifreeze and containers for recycling at no charge.
On Thursday (April 8), BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) announced that it had provided Bridgeview Marine with a “return collection facility” grant that provided the Delta business with a 10-foot modified sea container and 1,360-litre tank.
The new facility will provide people from Delta and the surrounding areas with an easy, free and eco-friendly system to return their used oil and antifreeze materials, according to a BCUOMA press release.
Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil or sold as raw material inputs for manufacturing or energy products, while used oil filters contain reusable scrap and antifreeze containers can be recycled into new oil containers, drainage tiles and parking curbs. Used antifreeze, meanwhile, can be refined and reused as new automotive antifreeze.
Have you ever wanted to start a chicken coop? Now you can, in your back yard!
The agricultural advisory committee of Delta is talking with city council about a zoning bulaw amendment that will allow backyard chickens, under certain conditions. If city council decides to continue, a public hearing will follow shortly.
This all follows last year's ammendment to allow chickens on additional single-detached residential lots. In response to letters and a petition requesting Delta consider allowing backyard chickens, council referred the idea to the committee.
"The amendment to the city’s animal control act would be reviewed after one year. The proposed regulations also includes an annual $50 licence fee.
Each chicken would need to be tagged to help with identifying any loose birds, while chicken owners would also need to register with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture.
The plan would allow hens only, not roosters.
Several municipalities in B.C. have regulations that permit the keeping of chickens on residential properties including Vancouver. " - Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist
Now is the question, will you start a coop? Send your replies in the comments!
- Liam Murray
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