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…

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…

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…

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…

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. UOMAOIL (million litres)FILTERS…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…