News & Updates

May 25, 2020

AMS seeks new Director to join the Board

Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) is seeking a qualified Director to join the Board.

Candidates must be employed by a company that is a member in good standing of the program.

A profile of the qualities and criteria that AMS is seeking for this this voluntary position is available here.

Interested candidates can submit their curriculum vitae to the attention of the Board Chair at Read more »

April 13, 2020

Payment Terms Extended for AMS Members

As organizations everywhere respond to the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) is offering its members payment support for current and pending invoices during this difficult time.

We recognize some AMS members are experiencing significant disruption and financial hardship. To assist businesses who are unable to meet invoice payment deadlines, the grace period for penalties and interest is being temporarily extended to 90 days. Read more »

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 update

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide some information on our operations and the importance of communication in the coming weeks.

The AMS office and WeRecycle Portal continue to operate at full capacity and AMS has instituted plans to maintain the continuity of our management of the program. Read more »

February 24, 2020

RPRA approves process for MHSW residual funds

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has approved Stewardship Ontario’s addendum to the MHSW Wind Up Plan that outlines the process of returning residual funds to stewards once the program is in its final wind up phase in 2022.

The residual funds process reflects the position advanced by Automotive Materials Stewardship and supported by the membership. Read more »

January 10, 2020

AMS Updates for 2020

Following the recent approval of the Wind Up Plan for Stewardship Ontario’s MHSW program, there have been a number of minor updates to Automotive Material Stewardship (AMS) documents.

The AMS Membership AgreementAdjustment Policy and Dispute Resolution Policy now include references to the Wind Up Plan. AMS will consider if further revisions to these documents are required to align with the dates in the approved Wind Up Plan. Read more »

October 16, 2019

RPRA consultation on MHSW reserve funds

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) recently released for consultation the MHSW Wind Up Plan submitted by Stewardship Ontario. The Wind Up Plan and details on RPRA’s consultation sessions are available here.

Automotive Materials Stewardship is pleased that Stewardship Ontario has recommended a fee reduction approach for all materials, including those managed by Industry Stewardship Plans, as the method to distribute MHSW Program reserves. Read more »

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 »