As of January 1, 2020 generators of used oil and glycol products and consumers throughout Nova Scotia can now recycle their used oil and glycol products and containers.

“We are pleased to be a partner in changing the way that used oil and glycol products are disposed in Nova Scotia”, said Jean Duchesneau, general manager of the Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) Atlantic. “This program has brand owners take responsibility for their products to ensure they are collected and given a second life.”

Under new provincial regulations, registered collectors with UOMA Atlantic will collect at no extra cost to consumers, the following items: used oil and glycol (antifreeze), used oil filters, used oil and glycol containers and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) containers, and aerosol containers for lubricant and automotive parts cleaner from large generators, such as garages and car dealerships. Additionally, consumers can now access a network of collection facilities using existing businesses and other community locations giving Nova Scotia residents a place to bring their used oil and glycol products for disposal and recycling.

“Nova Scotians are leaders in recycling and they want us to do more to protect the environment. These new regulations will keep used oil and glycol out of the landfill and save money for small businesses like auto repair shops,” said Environment Minister Gordon Wilson.

UOMA Atlantic is approved by Nova Scotia Environment to manage and deliver the used oil and glycol recycling program in Nova Scotia on behalf of the producers of these products. UOMA Atlantic has visited more than 1,600 generators across the province to introduce the program and establish a network of collection facilities for residents.  More than 550 sites have registered as collection facilities.  To locate the nearest Collection Facility use the Collection Facilities locator.

UOMA Atlantic is a non-profit organization established by the producers of oil and glycol products to manage the collection and recycling of their products from the point of production to end-of-life treatment. The organization manages the collection and recycling programs for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia.

To watch a video about this program, follow this link: A Second Life

For further information on the UOMA click here.

Featured image from UOMA Atlantic.

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