Why is end of life management of used oil important?
Used oil can contain heavy metals and other contaminants due to circulating through engines, but it can be re-refined. This means that we can create new products without having to extract new resources from the earth, creating a sustainable closed-loop system. Valuable, non-renewable resources continue to be recovered, recycled and reused across the country. Find a collection point or registered collector today at usedoilrecycling.com.
* Alberta’s data is from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
About the Used Oil Management Associations of Canada
Inter-provincial cooperation of the provincial Used Oil Management Associations (UOMA) is formalized through the National Used Oil Material and Antifreeze Advisory Council (NUOMAAC), which coordinates the Canadian used oil and antifreeze materials recycling effort and encourages national standards. The waste streams include used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, used plastic oil/antifreeze/DEF containers and pails, and aerosol cans.