A “Processor” is a government-approved receiver of one or more used oil or antifreeze materials that process these materials into saleable products. Processing requires that the receiver have the demonstrated capability to manufacture value-added recycled products.
The BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) does not pay a Return Incentive (RI) to Registered Collectors until they have provided written evidence to BCUOMA that the used oil materials have been signed off by a registered Processor.
If you are interested in becoming a Collector of used oil and/or antifreeze materials, please refer to the Processor listing, to find a registered Processor to whom you can take your used oil and/or antifreeze materials to. By clicking on a particular Processor, you can find out what used oil material is processed and the Processors' location and phone number.
How does my company apply to become a Registered Processor with BCUOMA?
BCUOMA will only process your application and approve your registration upon receipt of all the above mentioned items. Once approved, your company information will then appear on our website under our Processor Listing.
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What is a Letter of Regulatory Compliance and where can I get one?
All BCUOMA registered Collectors and Processors are required to provide the Association with a “Letter of Regulatory Compliance” prior to registration and every two years thereafter. The “Letter of Regulatory Compliance” is to certify that the Collector and/or Processor have had a third party environmental audit of its operation and that the operation is in significant compliance with all applicable environmental legislation. The “Letter of Regulatory Compliance” shall be signed and/or sealed by a member of a duly recognized professional association or society that sets member qualifications and has appropriate audit standards and protocols, such as the Canadian Environmental Auditing Association – CEAA (www.ceaa-acve.ca), Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists – APEGBC (www.apeg.bc.ca) and the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC – ASTTBC (www.asttbc.org).
What happens if my company does not comply with the requirement to have an Environmental Audit done?
Failure to submit a Letter of Regulatory Compliance every two years will result in removal from the list of BCUOMA approved Registered Collectors and Processors. BCUOMA will not register a Collector or Processor as eligible to receive Return Incentives (RIs) for pick-up of used oil and antifreeze materials or an Infrastructure Development Incentive (IDI) for processing plastic oil and antifreeze containers unless they submit a Letter of Regulatory Compliance prior to registration and every two years thereafter, signed by an independent third party qualified professional.
What is an Infrastructure Development Incentive (IDI)?
An Infrastructure Development Incentive (IDI) is a payment made by BCUOMA to registered Processors of plastic oil and antifreeze containers as an additional economic incentive to encourage the processing of plastic oil and antifreeze containers and for recovering these materials from the environment.
The IDI is paid at a rate of $0.30/kg.