Alberta Consultations on Additional Containers and Fees

Alberta and BC are leading a UOMA initiative to expand the types of containers managed through their respective provincial programs to include additional automotive containers such as DEF, windshield washer, automotive additives, aerosols, and drums. Between September and March 2022, Alberta undertook a series of steps to engage key stakeholder groups to understand their perspectives…

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Website Improvements in the Works

To continue to serve our members and the public efficiently we are in the process of refreshing our UOMA website. Some of the updates and upgrades are technical in the backend of the site and you may not notice them. However, others will be evident. We will streamline the overall layout of the site to…

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EHC OneWindow Update

The Environmental Handling Charge (EHC) OneWindow service was developed and launched in January 2020. Its purpose is to facilitate the remittance, reporting and management of EHCs.  It responds to the #1 priority that was identified in the member survey conducted in 2016, which recommended the creation of this type of platform. It was made possible…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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