Collectors Role

A collector is a business registered with UOMA NS  to pick up  the poducts governed by the Regulation from large generators or collection facilities and deliver them to registered UOMA NS processors.

At the heart of UOMA NS’s program we find incentives (Return Incentives or RIs) to collectors, according to the different zones in the province of Nova Scotia. The financing of these subsidies comes from the (Environmental Handling Charges) EHCs paid by members on their sales occured in Nova Scotia of the products covered by the Regulation.

Register as a Collector

Find a collector

Does your organization generate a large amount of recyclable material? A registered collector will take care of the collection directly at your door.

For more information, please contact-us.  The list of collectors will be available soon.


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Register as a collector

What documentation do I need in order to register as a UOMA NS collector?

It is important to read through the collectors and processors manual to fully understand the program.

To register as a UOMA NS collector, you must send the following items to UOMA NS:

a) the collector registration form and all the documents outlined therein
b) the collectors agreement, signed, dated and initialized on every page
c) a check for $ 200 plus all applicable taxes

UOMA NS will examine the information received and will schedule an appointment with the registrant. Following the meeting, if all is in order, the registrant will be presented with a registration certificate along with a copy of their collectors agreement signed by UOMA NS. All collectors registered with UOMA NS appear on the website with the products that they collect and their zones of activity.

IT IS IMPERATIVE that you read the supplemental information sent to all collectors in compliance with the collectors agreement.  You will find this information in the Communiqués section of this website under “Collectors”.

What documentation do I need to complete in order to register with UOMA NS as an internal collector-processor?

In the case of a registration for an internal collector-processor, UOMA NS requires all of the documents required for a collector registration AND all of the documents required for a processor registration.

UOMA NS will examine the documents and if all is in order, UOMA NS will forward the registration certificate to the registrant along with a copy of the agreements (collectors and processors) signed by UOMA NS.

Internal collector-processors do not appear on UOMA NS’s website.

Annual renewal

Which documents are you required to complete to renew your registration as a UOMA NS collector?

In order to renew your registration as a UOMA NS collector, you must:

  • Complete the Collector registration renewal form, to which must be attached PDF copies of your permits/certificates issued by the Nova Scotia Environment (or any other local government authority that applies) and a proof of civil insurance for the current year for each of your installations;
  • Send UOMA NS a cheque for $200 plus applicable taxes.

If everything is compliant, the applicant will receive their registration certificate via email. The latter will be valid for a year, from January 1st to December 31st.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to read the Communiqués from the COLLECTORS section, those communiqués have already been sent to all collectors, they are additional information to the content found in the Collectors agreement.