News & Updates

August 22, 2019

AMS requests member support for MHSW surplus funds

Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) is asking members to help ensure that surplus funds from the wind up of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program are fairly allocated amongst stewards.

As part of the current Phase Two consultations by Stewardship Ontario, four options have been proposed for the portion of the surplus related to materials managed by Industry Stewardship Plans (presentation with options is available here). Read more »

June 28, 2019

2018 Annual Report Now Available

AMS is pleased to share our 2018 Annual Report showcasing our program performance, financials and accomplishments over our second year in operation.

Report highlights:

  • 153 members registered with the program.
  • Exceeded all collection and recycling targets.
  • Over 2,400 tonnes of used antifreeze and antifreeze containers were collected and recycled.
  • Over 3,300 tonnes of used oil containers were collected and recycled.
Read more »

February 27, 2019

Stewardship Ontario MHSW Wind Up Consultation Information

As per direction from the Minister, Stewardship Ontario is holding a service provider-focused consultation webinar on proposed elements of its proposed MHSW Wind Up Plan on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST.  The plan is to be submitted by June 30, 2019 and will detail how the wind up will be completed by December 31, 2020.  Read more »

September 27, 2018

AMS 2019 fee rates

The board of Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) on September 26 approved 2019 fee rates. With the exception of a decrease in the rate for small oil filters, rates for all other material categories are unchanged from 2018.

The 2019 fee rates apply to the sales quantities for the period January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019 (Q1).  Read more »

June 29, 2018

2017 Annual Report

AMS is pleased to share with you our first annual report showcasing our smooth transition, program performance, financials and accomplishments over our first year in operation.

2017 Highlights:

  • Smoothly launched on April 1, 2017, with no disruption to supply chain operations.
  • 131 members joined the program by December 31, 2017
  • Exceeded all collection and recycling performance targets.
Read more »

April 13, 2018

Minister Directs Stewardship Ontario to Wind Up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Stewardship Ontario received direction from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program by December 31, 2020. Once the wind up occurs, materials collected under the MHSW program, including under industry stewardship plans such as the one operated by AMS, will be managed according to an individual producer responsibility framework under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA). Read more »

March 20, 2018

AMS Claims Share of Reserve Funds Held by Stewardship Ontario

AMS has corresponded with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) to support members receiving their share of reserves held by Stewardship Ontario upon the wind-up of the MHSW Program, if not sooner. Links to the correspondence are below.

Members of AMS’s Industry Stewardship Plan for the management of used antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters previously paid fees for these materials to Stewardship Ontario under the MHSW Program, which accumulated reserve funds in accordance with its reserve policy. Read more »

October 2, 2017

AMS 2018 fee rates and reporting categories

The board of Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) on September 29 approved 2018 fee rates and new antifreeze categories.

The new Antifreeze reporting categories and fee rates apply to the sales quantities for the period January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018 (Q1).  Stewards will report these quantities by April 30, 2018 (Q2) invoices will be calculated using the new Antifreeze fee rates for Q1 sales quantities reported in Q2. Read more »

April 24, 2017

NEW: AMS Guide for Stewards

AMS has put together a guide for stewards. Within it, you’ll read about the AMS Program, its materials, joining, fee schedules and reporting instructions. Click here to download the AMS Guide for Stewards. Read more »

March 23, 2017

What You Need to Know: Transition Plan for Automotive Materials Service Providers Including: Transporters, Processors and Municipalities

Purpose

To assist transporters, processors and municipalities with the transition from Stewardship Ontario to Automotive Materials Stewardship for the management of used antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters.​

Background

The Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) industry stewardship program for the management of used antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters launches on April 1, 2017. Read more »