Frequently asked questions

The program

Yes, in Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador (Start date October 1, 2019).
  • QUEBEC: Société de gestion des huiles usagées (SOGHU)
  • MANITOBA: Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (MARRC)
  • SASKATCHEWAN: Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC)
  • ALBERTA: Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA)
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA: British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA)
  • NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: (UOMA NL) (Start date October 1, 2019)
If you are interested in becoming a collection facility  for used oils and used glycols (antifreezes), used containers (50 litres or less) for the purpose of holding used glycols (antifreezes), oils or diesel exhaust fluids including aerosol lubricants and cleaner for automotive parts and used oil filters and you deal with a UOMA NS registered collector, we encourage you to contact us for more information about the program and what benefits you can enjoy.


No. The EHC represents handling charges determined by UOMA NS's Board of Directors and paid by members on the basis of their volume of sales. Information provided by members regarding their volume of sales is treated on a confidential basis. All amounts are used only for the management of the program. No sums will go to the government besides reasonable management fees required to be paid by law to the Nova Scotia Environment.
The Nova Scotia regulation requires all brand owners who do not advise the Nova Scotia Environment that they wish to submit their own program, to join UOMA NS.


A collector is a firm registered with UOMA NS to collect UOMA NS's Products covered by the Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises from large generators and collection facilities and deliver them to processors approved by UOMA NS. Find the list of collectors in your area.