Just one litre of used oil can contaminate one million litres of water. Since 1997, over 1.4 billion litres of used lubricating oil, 123 million filters, and 30 million kilograms of plastic containers have been reused, recycled, and recovered responsibly in Alberta.
It’s easy for do-it-yourself mechanics, farmers and small businesses to drop-off used oil materials for recycling. There are nearly 230 year-round recycling depots and EcoCentres. Whether you live in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, or any other town or city – there’s one nearby.
For businesses generating large volumes, there are many registered collectors available to pick up your used oil materials.
All collected materials recovered are recycled through registered processors. No recyclable used oil material goes to landfill disposal or is used for road oiling.
The Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) manages this industry-led used oil materials stewardship program on behalf of Albertans.
The program is working Environmentally, Economically and Socio-Economically.
LAST UPDATED: December 2016