A new facility at Sea Cows Bay is accepting “small quantities” of waste oil from households and small businesses. (Photo: GIS)

A new waste oil facility that opened on Friday in Sea Cows Bay can store up to 20,000 gallons of used oil, according to the Department of Waste Management.

DWM Deputy Director Anslem Myers said the agency has hired a company to manage the facility and collect used oil from around public garbage bins across the territory.

“Residents are asked to place their used or waste oil around the public bins to be collected and transported to the facility,” according to a government press release, which did not name the company running the operation.

Oil can also be taken directly to the site in Sea Cows Bay between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, the release stated.

“We will be accepting small quantities of waste oil from households, small commercial businesses, hotels, restaurants and government organisations,” Mr. Myers said.

However, “large quantities” of oil products from “large commercial businesses such as charter or fuel companies” are strictly prohibited, the release stated.