Atlantic Used Oil Management Association

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The Atlantic Used Oil Management Association mission in Nova Scotia is to manage an economically, environmentally and socially efficient and responsible collection, processing and user awareness program for used oils, used glycol (antifreeze), used oil and glycol (antifreeze) containers with a capacity of 50 litres or less (including used lubricant aerosol and brake cleaner containers) and used filters, on behalf of its members.

Atlantic Used Oil Management Association’s activities in Nova Scotia are governed by the Regulation and by its stewardship plan approved by the Nova Scotia Environment and must be subject to detailed reports to its members and to Nova Scotia Environment.

For a full list of materials accepted in this province, please visit the association’s website.


Used oil is processed in re-refined lubricating oil, or otherwise used as industrial burner fuel. Used oil filters are processed into structural metal shapes for the manufacturing of industrial products. Used plastic oil/antifreeze/DEF containers and pails are recycled into new products like industrial posts, plastic pipes and composite boards for construction. Used antifreeze is reprocessed back into reusable antifreeze. Used aerosol containers are depressurized, compressed and melted to make new metal materials useful in the manufacture of industrial products.