Used oil is Canada’s single largest source of potentially hazardous material if not managed properly.
Our goal is to make the management and processing of these materials easy and safe for all members.
Used antifreeze, oil filters and related containers present their own potential hazards and are included in most provinces as part of the program to ensure they are responsibly managed.
Where to Recycle
For small generators of used oil materials (farmers, small businesses, Do it Yourself mechanics), there are hundreds of year-round EcoCentres and collection points across the nine provinces.
For larger generators of used oil materials, registered collectors can come to your site, farm, place of business and take the material to a registered processor.
Click on your province in the main menu to access the website and/or toll free number for your nearest collection point or registered collector.
What happens to the material?
Used oil is reprocessed into re-refined lubricating oil, industrial burner fuel and other products.
Used oil filters
Used oil filters are processed into structural metal shapes for the manufacturing of industrial and agricultural products.
Used plastic oil/antifreeze/DEF containers
Used containers and pails are recycled into industrial posts, railroad crossings, plastic pipe, new containers, and composite boards. Plastic 20-litre pails may also be refilled with bulk lubricants, or cleaned and re-used for a wide number of applications.
Used antifreeze is reprocessed back into reusable antifreeze.
No used oil or antifreeze materials recovered under Canada’s provincial UOMA programs go to landfills. In most provinces, used oil is not spread on roads.
Find your nearest collection point or registered collector today!