On November 28, 2017, the Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) received notice that the Government of Alberta intends to transfer the used oil materials recycling program to the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling), the organization that oversees Alberta’s tire, electronics, and paint recycling programs. The decision was made as part of the government’s ongoing review of agencies, boards, and commissions.
The program transfer requires the Government of Alberta to pass regulatory changes that will effectively consolidate the operation of all the programs for used oil materials, tires, electronics, and paint under Alberta Recycling. We don’t have detailed information about the plan or timeline for the regulations to go forward to Alberta’s elected officials. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
It is business as usual. Members of the public and other generators of small quantities of used oil materials can still take these materials to any of Alberta’s nearly 230 year-round drop-off locations. Generators of large quantities (e.g., more than 20 litres of used oil; more than 20 oil filters) can still arrange collection of their used oil materials by calling an AUOMA-registered Collector. AUOMA’s Members, Environmental Handling Charge Remitters, and Registered Collectors and Processors will continue to follow the same processes and procedures.
AUOMA is committed to sharing new information as it comes available. We will provide email updates directly to AUOMA Members, Environmental Handling Charge Remitters, and Registered Collectors and Processors as new information comes available. For interested members of the public, we will keep this section of our website, along with our Important Notices section, current with information.
The Government of Alberta issued a letter and Frequently Asked Questions document when it announced its intention to transfer Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program to Alberta Recycling.