There is a great deal of success to be had in used oil recovery in Canada when everyone works together.

Each year, the UOMAs recover approximately 225 million litres of used oil. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in used oil recovery initiatives across the nine industry-led provincial stewardship programs.

This impressive achievement would not be possible without the strong engagement of UOMA members, collectors, processors and end users. Governments have developed policies and regulations that promote used oil recovery, businesses have invested in infrastructure and technology to facilitate recycling, and individuals have taken the initiative to recycle their used oil.

Here’s a breakdown of the amounts of used oil recovered within each province participating in the UOMA program in 2021. This chart represents the collaborative results as a whole, as we’re working together more closely than ever!

Provincial Used Oil Recovery (Million Litres)

Graph represents million litres of used oil recovered. Prince Edward Island has recovered 0.15 million litres of used oil. Alberta data is from April 2021 – March 2022.

There is always more work to be done, but with continued collaboration we can improve used oil recovery rates and protect our environment.