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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What is a Processor?

A Processor is a government-approved company with the capacity to process one or more of the used oil materials. The company must demonstrate its capability to contribute to the manufacture of value-added recycled products.

Recycled plastic containers are processed and reused in different ways. When pelletized, the plastic is used to manufacture new plastic oil containers. Washed plastic flake is used in new durable goods. And oily flaked plastic goes into products such as impact posts, curbs and landscape ties.

All filters collected are processed at steel recycling mills. The steel is used in the manufacturing of construction, industrial and agricultural products.

The used oil can be recycled as an oil base stock, reprocessed into other lubricating products, or used as fuel in large industrial burners and asphalt plants.

Registering as a Processor?

Start by reviewing the AUOMA Manual for Registered Processors and Collectors (Effective July 1, 2015).

If your company’s business is appropriate, complete and forward the AUOMA Processor Registration Form (301) to the Association. Make certain all required documentation is listed on the form.

AUOMA will only process the application and approve registration upon receipt of a fully completed form.

Once approved, your company’s name, contact information and materials processed will be listed on our website.

How much are the Return Incentive (RI) Rates?

The most current Return Incentive (RI) rates are just a click away, as is the provincial Zone breakdown.

Helping Alberta Make Every Drop Count!