On behalf of the Atlantic Used Oil Management Association, we are pleased to present the 2022 Annual Report.
In 2022 we started the year with new information gleaned from Public and Stakeholder Awareness and Products research undertaken in 2021. The results of that research guided us in many aspects of our business in 2022, most especially in our outreach activities and program promotion.
As the world opened up in 2022, our staff engaged in more in-person consumer and trade shows, conducted visits to waste authorities, and delivered presentations to municipal leaders. All with the goal of increased awareness among DIYers/households and businesses of the importance of diverting used oil and glycol products from Atlantic landfills.
While we face collection and recovery challenges on some fronts, in some provinces, our overall Atlantic collection rates for containers increased compared to 2021 rates and we exceeded collection/recycling targets for used oil across all four provinces. In 2022 we counted 900 Collection Facilities (drop-off locations for used oil products) as part of our network of participating businesses – ensuring residents in every province can find a location close to them to drop off used oil and glycol
products) as part of our network of participating businesses – ensuring residents in every province can find a location close to them to drop off used oil and glycol products for safe disposal and recycling. Working with our used oil association partners across Canada we continued to make improvements to the electronic reporting system for EHCs. The One-Window platform streamlines the process for all members.
Our goal as the Atlantic Used Oil Management Association is to continue to improve program delivery and oil and glycol product diversion rates across Atlantic Canada and to be a reliable, responsible partner for recycling in the region.
Thank you to everyone: to the members, collectors, waste authorities, municipal leaders and government representatives, processors, collection facilities, staff, and the community of committed recyclers — generators and DIYers – for helping us to continue to grow and improve our recycling efforts. We remain committed and focused on operating an effective and efficient Extended Producer Responsibility program for used oil and glycol products in Atlantic Canada.
Launched a new Atlantic-wide TV and online advertising and public awareness campaign RecycleMyOil.ca – to reach DIYers/households and Generators (garages, etc.). We attracted more than 65,000 visitors!