Fall 2016 UOMA Survey Results

Select all the provincial UOMA-operated programs that your company pays Environmental Handling Charges (EHC) to: Sélectionnez tous les programmes provinciaux relatifs aux UOMA en vertu desquels votre entreprise verse des redevances environnementales :  Are you a regulated steward of used oil filter, antifreeze, or oil or antifreeze containers in Ontario? Êtes-vous un producteur réglementé de…

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UOMA Canada

NUOMAAC Working Hard to Harmonize Oil, Filter and Antifreeze Steward Obligations Nationally

Oil, oil filter and antifreeze stewards have many different obligations to meet when doing business in Canada’s ten provinces and three territories. Since environmental jurisdiction is provincial, several key stewards foresaw that the best way to meet these obligations was by working proactively across provincial boundaries. The collaborative process began in 1994, with the formation…

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Olympic Swimming Pool

Olympian Effort

Fastest. Longest. Strongest. Between August 5th and 21st, the RIO 2016 Olympic Games will be all about results. All eyes will be on Canada’s 16 year-old Penny Oleksiak of Toronto who set a record at the recent Canadian Olympic trials for the 100m Butterfly. She has qualified for six different swim events at Rio 2016.…

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2015 AUOMA Annual Report Cover

Current Economical Realities in Recycling

The downturn in the economy affects all business sectors including recycling. Currently our industry is confronted by low commodity prices. But we can’t stop recovering potentially hazardous materials because of the downturn. To meet the challenge and encourage continued recycling, the Return Incentive (RI) for collectors/processors on used oil and antifreeze materials has been increased.…

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The Importance of the Number of Collection facilities in Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

To Facilitate Access Some of the most important partners in any UOMA are the Collection Facilities.  And in the Maritimes, these include the Port Authorities that serve the commercial fisheries sector. The designated products are collected in two different types of sites – large Generators (garages and industries) that deal directly with collectors and small Generators (farmers,…

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SARRC World Water Day 2016

Donations Result in Safe Drinking Water Awareness

Safe drinking water, in most of Canada, is taken for granted. But awareness of water’s importance still needs to be promoted in our schools. Both the Saskatchewan and Alberta associations supported this need with donations to the Safe Drinking Water Foundation www.sdwf.org) over the past 18 months. The total donation dollar value of $24,835 permitted…

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New EHC Form Website for Western Canadian UOMAs

The Environmental Handling Charge website is the go-to-site for members of the Western Used Oil Management Associations. It’s where members can easily remit the EHC collected. However technology is forever evolving. The original form was built using Drupal 6 EOL. But the developer will cease to support this particular program this year. So the necessary…

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UOMA Website Stats

On the subject of websites, the national UOMA website, launched November 2015 (www.usedoilrecycling.com), is delivering results. Between December 2015 and May 2016, the site delivered 7,466 sessions. Definition – A session is a group of interactions that take place on a website within a given time frame. For example a single session can contain multiple…

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Annual General Meetings

An annual general meeting is a necessary part of business. Each year, each UOMA holds its meeting to present a report on the previous fiscal year. The volumes collected, audited financial reports. Information about the issues, challenges and successes of the last fiscal year are presented. Information about the upcoming AGM’s will be posted on…

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Badger Illustration

Recycling Advertising & Ambassadors

From a talking moose to a cheery badger, promoting the importance of used oil and antifreeze materials offers creative and entertaining possibilities. Not unlike Bullwinkle, the moose featured in SOGHU’s latest 30 second TV commercial offers sage advice to the handy man about recycling potentially hazardous materials. The moose is iconic. Their numbers are high in…

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EHC Compliance and Paperwork

The Environmental Handling Charge (EHC) is the mechanism that funds the provincial UOMA across Canada. This is the financial end of our recycling program. Here’s how it works. The EHC is the levy charged by first sellers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) on all oil fluid, oil containers and oil filters either sold to customers…

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