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Registered Used Oil Collectors

Find a Registered Used Oil Collector Who Serves Your Zone

Contact a local Registered Collector for the collection of large quantities of used oil materials (e.g., more than 20 litres of used oil; more than 20 oil filters).

What zone is my community in?

Download the Provincial Zone Map and Community List to find out.

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Become a Registered Used Oil Collector

Companies that want to collect used lubricating oil materials for Alberta’s used oil material recycling program are required to register with Alberta Recycling. Registered Collectors must disclose which used oil materials they intend to collect. Registered Collectors are responsible for establishing and maintaining agreements with Alberta’s Registered Processors. Only materials collected and recycled by Registered Collectors and Registered Processors are eligible for funding by Alberta Recycling.

Before you can become a Registered Collector, you must:

  1. Apply to Alberta Recycling to become a Registered Collector by completing and submitting a fully complete application form. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
  2. Review the Manual for Registered Collectors and Processors, which provides details on the program and outlines the operational requirements that must be met by Registered Collectors.

Recycling Incentives

Financial recycling incentives called Return Incentives (RIs) are paid to Registered Processors. Only government-approved processors can become Registered Processors. The amount of the RI paid to Registered Processors is based on the quantity (kilograms or litres) of used oil materials received at the processor’s facility multiplied by the applicable zone rate for the zone in which the material was collected. There are six zones in Alberta, and the RIs paid on used oil, oil filters, and oil containers differ by zone.

Only used oil material collected and processed by Registered Collectors and Registered Processors is eligible for RIs. Processors wishing to collect materials directly must also apply to become a Registered Collector. Processors may also receive used oil materials through third party Registered Collectors. Alberta Recycling does not regulate or become involved in the agreements established between Registered Collectors and Registered Processors, including terms of payment.

Please note that the review process for an application can take from four to six months in order for interim approval to be considered.

If you would like more information or to make an application please e-mail [email protected].

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Learn more about our used oil recycling program

Alberta's Used Oil Recycling Program is helping protect our environment by keeping used lubricating oil, oil containers and oil filters out of our landfills, and away from the waste stream.

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