New responsibilities for recycling auto service materials are coming.

Ontario is implementing a new regulatory framework in 2021 that makes each producer responsible for the collection and management of their used antifreeze and antifreeze containers, oil filters and empty oil containers.

Preparing for change

The February 11 release of a draft regulation is the latest step in the province’s new approach to managing Hazardous and Special Products (HSP), including antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters

Regulatory Transition

AMS will continue providing producers with efficient services to meet their recycling obligations during the introduction of the new regulation

Ready to assist

AMS is well positioned to serve producers as a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) and build on its record of successfully diverting automotive waste

WeRecycle Portal

Guide for AMS Members

Automotive Materials Stewardship

Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) is a national, non-profit organization responsible for the collection, recycling and management of used antifreeze, oil filters and oil containers.

We’re industry-led and industry-funded, helping businesses contribute to a circular economy by taking responsibility for the automotive waste materials they sell to Ontarians.

AMS helps create convenient, environmentally sustainable ways for consumers and businesses to recycle automotive waste in order to divert these materials from landfill.


Packaged and Bulk

Oil Containers

that have a capacity of 30L or less and were manufactured/used for the purpose of containing lubricating oil.

Oil Filters

after they have been used for their intended purpose.

Are you a resident looking to dispose of automotive materials?

Find a drop off location near you here.