Compliance and Audit Process

Compliance Reviews or audits are conducted on a 3 to 4 year rotation with all Members of the Used Oil Associations across Canada. The contractual document under primary review is the Membership Agreement signed by all Members. Although Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program does not utilize the Membership Agreement concept, they adhere to the…

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EHC OneWindow Update

The EHC OneWindow program was developed through a massive collaborative effort by the UOMAs in response to our members request for a single, Canada-wide EHC reporting system. A key focus throughout the development process has been cost efficiency which has been achieved by cost sharing and controlled licensing. After launching in January 2020 to monthly…

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Automotive Fluid Container Trends

With the knowledge that the current recycling rate of containers sold in Canada sits at around 85%, the BC Used Oil Management Association recently commissioned a national survey and study of the Lubricating Oil and Antifreeze Packaging Circular Economy on behalf of all the UOMAs. The study contains a significant amount of research collected by…

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New web-based Environmental Handling Charge Reporting System available in early 2020

In the fall of 2016, the National Used Oil Material and Antifreeze Advisory Council (NUOMAAC) members were surveyed to determine their satisfaction with the provincial Used Oil Management Associations (collectively the UOMA) as service providers. The results provided us with constructive feedback including strong, across the board support for a new, modernized, web-based Environmental Handling…

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The state of UOMA plastics recycling in Canada

Plastic recycling has been in the news quite a bit lately. Market conditions have changed, especially for low quality, mixed plastics as China and other countries started requiring imported plastic to be cleaner and better sorted. In addition, the Federal government, through the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) has developed a Strategy…

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Local initiatives: British Columbia

Awareness In the most recent Consumer Awareness Benchmark Study for all British Columbia Stewardship Programs (2018), 71% of respondents indicated awareness of the used oil and antifreeze materials recycling program managed by the British Columbia Used Oil Management  Association (BCUOMA). And 84% believed the products collected in the BCUOMA program are properly managed. The awareness…

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Local initiatives: Manitoba

Awareness Steinbach is Manitoba’s third largest city and the regional economic hub of the south-eastern part of the province. The city and the surrounding farming communities reflect a strong Mennonite influence with orderliness and a commitment to a clean environment. On Saturday, June 8th, to raise awareness of the importance of used oil and antifreeze…

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Local initiatives: Saskatchewan

Awareness Recycling used oil and antifreeze materials has a long action cycle. So the Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC) plans its awareness building to cover 365 days a year. The campaign begins lightly with a few strategic radio commercials and digital ads. As the weather improves, and the farming community prepares for another…

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Local initiatives: Quebec and Atlantic

Awareness It’s Superhero Captain SOGHU & UOMA…to the rescue. In entertaining, animated TV commercials, the recycling Superhero delivers the message about giving those used products a “Second Life”. This new SOGHU and UOMA Atlantic advertising and marketing campaign raises awareness about what becomes of the materials when recycled. Take a look. UOMA Atlantic – English…

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