Alberta’s Used Oil Materials Recycling Program Transferring to Alberta Recycling

Connector Summer 2018

On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program will transfer from the Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) to Alberta Recycling. The program transfer will consolidate recycling programs for tires, electronics, paint, and used oil materials under one management board.

The Government of Alberta first announced its intention to transfer the program on November 28, 2017, as part of the government’s ongoing review of agencies, boards, and commissions. On June 1, 2018, the government released Orders in Council to amend the regulations and set the transfer date for October 1.

Alberta Recycling and AUOMA are working closely to plan for a smooth program transfer. During this planning stage, it is business as usual for both organizations’ members, stakeholders, vendors, and anyone involved in the recycling of used oil materials. This includes Albertans, who will still be able to drop off their used oil materials at more than 230 locations across the province and arrange collection for larger quantities.

As planning progresses, Alberta Recycling and AUOMA will share more information about how you can expect to contact, work with, and access public information related to Alberta’s used oil materials recycling program after October 1. Updates will be posted on and In addition, please look for an update in the next edition of the Connector.

submitted by Alberta Recycling / AUOMA