News & Updates

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


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.​


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 »

August 11, 2016

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. Read more »

June 17, 2016

Final Automotive Materials Stewardship ISP

As we await a decision by Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) on AMS’ ISP, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our stakeholders for their feedback on the plan and share with you the final version of the ISP, which was submitted to WDO for their consideration.

Changes to the plan include:

  • Confirmation of the target: “AMS will seek to maintain Stewardship Ontario’s reported performance for 2015, discounted for any contamination by non-Automotive Materials commingled with Automotive Materials, where such performance exceeds the targets.”
  • Updated status on consultations
  • Refined definitions and language for clarity
  • Broadened the processing of antifreeze to multiple methods
  • Removed drilling operations as a current reuse market for antifreeze

If WDO approves the plan, we will inform stewards and provide additional information on the next steps in the transition of the program. Read more »

February 26, 2016

WDO Announces AMS ISP: Webinar Resources

WDO has announced that they’ve received an Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) from the Automotive Materials Stewardship Inc. (AMS) to manage antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers. You can view the announcement here. The ISP is available here.

Webinars were held on April 5 and 7, 2016 to introduce the ISP to stewards. Read more »

February 17, 2016

Introducing Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS)

Automotive Materials Stewardship Inc. (AMS) was established to represent the interests of Canadian businesses by creating convenient, environmentally sustainable ways for consumers to recycle waste from the automotive sector.

We are a national, non-profit organization, bringing together key players to achieve better recycling performance. We’re industry-led and industry-funded, working on behalf of Canadian businesses that participate in stewardship programs, as well as partnering with provincial stewardship organizations, provincial governments, local governments and waste management companies to provide recycling and waste management services. Read more »