Local initiatives: Alberta

AwarenessCurrent and Future Initiatives Since the inception of Alberta Recycling, our focus has always been on adding value. While we’re not stepping away from our mandate, we are willing to listen to and look at things outside of the recycling realm as well. We support expansion of our existing recycling programs; all elements of the…

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Best Practices for Used Oil Management

The Used Oil Management Associations (UOMAs) presented the Canadian perspective on used oil management best practices during a global webinar hosted by the Product Stewardship Institute on May 25th, 2018. Over 200 participants registered for the webinar from 9 countries, including Canada, the United States, Belgium, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Philippines, and Singapore. Best…

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Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program transfers to Alberta Recycling on October 1, 2018

On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program will transfer from the Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) to Alberta Recycling. The Government of Alberta first announced its intention to transfer the program on November 28, 2017, as part of the government’s ongoing review of agencies, boards, and commissions. On June 1, 2018,…

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Letter to OEM Members sent on behalf of the UOMAs in Canada

December 29, 2017 Dear OEM Member/EHC Registrant: In 2017, the Used Oil Management Associations (UOMAs) in Canada undertook a stakeholder consultation to review the Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) categories for the initial fill of lubricating oil, automotive glycol fluid (anti-freeze/coolant), and oil filters. A consultation document was posted nationally on each UOMA’s website and the…

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Notice to OEM stakeholders

OEM stakeholders: In 2017, the Used Oil Management Associations of Canada -including, the (BCUOMA); Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA); Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC); Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (MARRC); Société de gestion des huiles usages du Québec (SOGHU); and Atlantic Used Oil Associations (UOMA NB and UOMA PE) -undertook a…

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Outreach, Website & Social Media, and NUOMAAC

OUTREACH Personal communications works to promote responsible used oil and antifreeze materials recycling. Summer Ambassador programs in the four western Canadian UOMAs along with trade show attendance in New Brunswick and PEI meet potential recyclers where they live. More detail is available in the annual reports. WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA The national website, www.usedoilrecycling.com is…

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Northern & Remote Communities

Looking northward, the UOMAs are addressing the need to recover and recycle used oil and antifreeze materials in northern and remote Canadian communities. They face huge logistic problems. Where and how to situate a regional collection facility. Long distances for collectors to travel. Communities accessible by winter roads only. In Manitoba, MARRC partners with other…

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Back Office

It’s becoming a paperless back office providing efficiencies for members,  collectors/processors, and association staff. The associations have collaborated on updating the electronic payment system by which members remit the Environmental Handling Charges (EHC). The form is accessed through the secure EHC portal connected to each association’s website. An e-claims tracking system, developed and used by…

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Collection Facilities

Year-round collection facilities, easily accessible, are the cornerstone of Canada’s used oil and antifreeze materials program. However, there are challenges. It’s a messy business, and a location has to be equipped to properly manage these potentially hazardous materials. British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan have all seen a decline in the number of facilities. However, the…

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Economy

Lower crude oil prices definitely affect the UOMA’s revenue stream. Fewer lubricating products on which Environment Handling Charges (EHC) are levied mean fewer dollars remitted to each provincial association. The EHC funds the Return Incentives (RI) which drives the collector/processor network. It’s a proven economic model requiring prudent financial management in all economic climates. Also…

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Materials Recycled

The proof is in the numbers. The overall amount of each product type collected for the current reported fiscal year, 2016, is down marginally over 2015 but this matches the lower sales numbers over the same period. If your device cannot display all columns at once, you can scroll horizontally through the columns. [table id=7 /]…

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