On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program will transfer to Alberta Recycling, the organization that oversees Alberta’s tire, electronics, and paint recycling programs. The Government of Alberta’s decision to transfer the program was made as part of its ongoing review of agencies, boards, and commissions.
Until October 1, AUOMA will administer the program 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 over 210 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 Environmental Handling Charge Remitters and Registered Collectors and Registered Processors will continue to follow the same processes and procedures.
AUOMA is committed to sharing new information as it comes available.
Alberta Recycling will contact Environmental Handling Charge Remitters, Registered Collectors, and Registered Processors to help them prepare for the program transfer on October 1. Alberta Recycling distributed letters and information packages to these groups in the last week of August 2018. If you did not receive this information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For interested members of the public, we will update this section of our website, along with our Important Notices section, until October 1.
After October 1, information about the used oil materials recycling program will be available at AlbertaRecycling.ca.
On November 28, 2017 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.
On June 1, 2018, the Government of Alberta released two Orders in Council:
- The Designated Material Recycling and Management Amendment Regulation (188/2018)
- The Lubricating Oil Material Designation Regulation (190/2018)
These amendments confirm that effective October 1, 2018, AOUMA will be dissolved as a management board and Alberta Recycling will assume responsibility for administering Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program. There were no other regulatory changes to the program.