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July 10, 2003 – St. John's oil recycling igloos at the Susannaberg landfill will reopen at 1 p.m. Friday. The igloos, which are only for used motor oil, had been closed since May 30.
Deputy Public Works Commissioner Ira Wade said the igloos needed to be upgraded.
Wade said that federal Environmental Protection Agency rules required Public Works to place a double-walled fence around the igloos to prevent any leaks from escaping. Additionally, the department had to put a cover over the igloos to slow down the deterioration of the plastic igloos.
Wade said that people may put no more than five gallons of oil in the igloos at a time. The oil must come from vehicles, boats or generators.
People must sign a register indicating the date and amount of oil deposited in the igloos.
The igloos are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on weekends and holidays.

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