How to recycle?

Your role in our success is simple.

  1. Collect the used oil from your vehicle, lawnmower, farm equipment, fishing vessels or other machinery and place it in its original container.
  2. Do not contaminate the oil with other liquids. Solvents, paint thinner, bleaches, antifreeze, gasoline, PCBs, household chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, grease or water are not accepted. EcoCentre staff have information on where to take contaminated oil.
  3. Collect your used oil filters and containers and place the filters in a clean container.
  4. Return your used oil materials to the nearest EcoCentre or Collection Point during operating hours.

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The Collection Depot Network: EcoCentres

Public Collection Points - Convenient provincial networks of used oil materials collection depots serve small volume oil consumers such as individual motorists, farmers and small commercial operators who service their own vehicles and equipment. Consumers can transport their recyclable used oil materials to the nearest EcoCentre.

Each EcoCentre contains a specially designed 4,500 litre oil storage tank and disposal bins for filters and containers. Used oil materials are gathered by registered collectors and transported to registered processors for recycling and reuse. No materials are disposed of in municipal landfills. Policies, operations manuals and training programs for the EcoCentres have been established, tested and proven. EcoCentre staff are responsible for ensuring the materials are acceptable for recycling and informing consumers of how to properly dispose of unacceptable products.

In Alberta, many Alberta Bottle Depot Association members are equipped to accept these materials. In Saskatchewan, some SARCAN recycling centres and SARC member centres are also equipped to accept thesematerials. In Manitoba, 6 Canadian Tire and 1 Wal-Mart are also licensed depots in Winnipeg.

If there is no purpose-built EcoCentre in your area, don't worry! There are over 1,400 registered collection points across western Canada equipped to accept your used oil materials for recycling.

The Role of BCUOMA, AUOMA, SARRC, MARRC and SOGHU

Managing programs and developing a network of facilities to make used oil materials recycling easy!

Canadian used oil recycling programs are overseen by five provincial associations: 

  • British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (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 usagées (SOGHU)

Working cooperatively, the five provincial associations have overseen the development of a network of over 1,800 facilities that accept used oil materials for recycling. This has been achieved by building on the strengths of existing private sector suppliers and recyclers for maximum results and efficiency.

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How to recycle?

Your role in our success is simple.

  1. Collect the used oil from your vehicle, lawnmower, farm equipment, fishing vessels or other machinery and place it in its original container.
  2. Do not contaminate the oil with other liquids. Solvents, paint thinner, bleaches, antifreeze, gasoline, PCBs, household chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, grease or water are not accepted. EcoCentre staff have information on where to take contaminated oil.
  3. Collect your used oil filters and containers and place the filters in a clean container.
  4. Return your used oil materials to the nearest EcoCentre or Collection Point during operating hours.

Tell others about this service.

The Collection Depot Network: EcoCentres

Public Collection Points - Convenient provincial networks of used oil materials collection depots serve small volume oil consumers such as individual motorists, farmers and small commercial operators who service their own vehicles and equipment. Consumers can transport their recyclable used oil materials to the nearest EcoCentre.

Each EcoCentre contains a specially designed 4,500 litre oil storage tank and disposal bins for filters and containers. Used oil materials are gathered by registered collectors and transported to registered processors for recycling and reuse. No materials are disposed of in municipal landfills. Policies, operations manuals and training programs for the EcoCentres have been established, tested and proven. EcoCentre staff are responsible for ensuring the materials are acceptable for recycling and informing consumers of how to properly dispose of unacceptable products.

In Alberta, many Alberta Bottle Depot Association members are equipped to accept these materials. In Saskatchewan, some SARCAN recycling centres and SARC member centres are also equipped to accept thesematerials. In Manitoba, 6 Canadian Tire and 1 Wal-Mart are also licensed depots in Winnipeg.

If there is no purpose-built EcoCentre in your area, don't worry! There are over 1,400 registered collection points across western Canada equipped to accept your used oil materials for recycling.

The Role of BCUOMA, AUOMA, SARRC, MARRC and SOGHU

Managing programs and developing a network of facilities to make used oil materials recycling easy!

Canadian used oil recycling programs are overseen by five provincial associations: 

  • British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (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 usagées (SOGHU)

Working cooperatively, the five provincial associations have overseen the development of a network of over 1,800 facilities that accept used oil materials for recycling. This has been achieved by building on the strengths of existing private sector suppliers and recyclers for maximum results and efficiency.

< Back to FAQs

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