Who We Are

Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) is a not-for-profit organization responsible for the collection, recycling and management of used antifreeze and antifreeze containers, oil filters and empty oil containers. Our industry stewardship plan (ISP) took effect in April 2017. We operate under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 and a Program Agreement with our regulator, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority.

We are led and funded by industry, and help 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.

As a not-for-profit organization, AMS focuses on the recycling of:

  • Oil filters
  • Empty oil containers
  • Antifreeze and antifreeze containers

As businesses become increasingly aware of their impact on the environment, so does their desire to take a leading role in producing less waste and ensuring what is produced is recycled and re-purposed.

​Organizations like AMS are funded by businesses to collectively act on their behalf to help consumers with greater recycling choices.

​AMS members pay a set fee on the oil filters, empty oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers they sell in Ontario. AMS uses these fees to pay for collection, transportation and recycling of these automotive materials.

Click here to see the list of members who have signed an AMS Membership Agreement.

​For more information about AMS’s ISP, click here.