WDO Board Approves Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) ISP

On August 10, the WDO Board approved Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) ISP to manage automotive materials (antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers) with an effective date of no sooner than January 1, 2017.

The ISP was approved following consultations from February 26 – April 29, 2016 that included an online survey, webinar, posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry, and opportunities to speak to WDO by phone or in person. Thank you to everyone for participating and for sharing comments.

Antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers fall under the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program (Orange Drop) operated by Stewardship Ontario.

In their ISP, AMS has committed to collect and divert the same amount, if not more, automotive materials than the current MHSW program. In addition, AMS will maintain current collection sites for consumers.

AMS has also committed to no service interruptions for consumers or service providers, including municipalities, as a result of the transition to its ISP.

WDO will work closely with AMS and Stewardship Ontario to prepare for the ISP’s effective date which will be decided once WDO is assured it will be a smooth transition.

For information on AMS and their ISP please contact info@autostewardship.ca.

For information on the transition, please contact WDO’s Mary Cummins at 1-888-936-5113, ext.232, or marycummins@wdo.ca.