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 first announced its intention on November 28, 2017, and followed this with regulatory changes on June 1, 2018. The government’s decision was made as part of its ongoing review of agencies, boards, and commissions.
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.
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 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 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.