Alberta Used Oil Management Association

95,370,836 litres of used oil were recovered in 2015, a recovery rate of 85.5% of used oil available for recycling. Since program inception in 1997, 1,441,946,933 litres have been recycled and reused.

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8,105,108 used oil filters were recycled in 2015, a recovery rate of 86.5%. Since 1997, 123,493,402 filters have been recovered and turned into useful products.

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2,274,015 kg of used oil containers were collected and recycled in 2015, 90.3% of containers available for recycling. Since 1997, 30,094,207 kg of have been recycled into useful products.

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During Summer 2015, Mr. Oil Drop and our Recycling Ambassadors participated in 25 community events from May to August throughout Alberta promoting the importance of used oil materials recycling.

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Consultation to Update the “Initial Fill (OEM) Category Summary”

OEM stakeholders:

In 2013, the Used Oil Management Associations (UOMAs) began collecting Environmental Handling Charges (EHCs) on oil, antifreeze and filters contained in original equipment (OEM). As part of our efforts to continually improve, the Associations are undertaking a review of the Initial Fill (OEM) Category Summary.

The primary goals of this review are to improve the Associations’ collective administrative efficiency, ease stewards’ interpretation of the OEM Category Summary, and improve EHC compliance. The Associations aim to do this by clarifying the category classifications for some of the more difficult to classify on- and off-road vehicles and equipment, combine reporting categories where it makes sense; and avoid adding OEM levies to vehicles or equipment that would increase administrative burden disproportionally to the funds collected.

The consultation document (in French and English) is being emailed to OEM-remitting UOMA members and was also posted on the UOMAs’ national website on March 15, 2017. Following receipt of the consultation document, stakeholders are invited to respond on or before May 15, 2017. OEM-remitting UOMA members will receive the updated 2018 Initial Fill (OEM) Category Summary in September 2017 for implementation on January 1, 2018.