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…

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…

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…

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…

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…