Producer Resources

AMS enables producers to comply with their regulatory responsibilities for recycling antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters. All eligible producers are welcome to join our PRO.

The Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) determines a producer’s obligation to register and report. Producer information and updates about compliance with the HSP Regulation is available on the RPRA website.

Our Customer Agreement, PRO Guidebook, Policies and Webinar materials are available to current and prospective customers on request.

Reporting Schedule

AMS customers are required to submit quarterly reports of supplied quantities to the WeRecycle Portal and are invoiced on the following schedule:

Sales Period Report Due Invoice Date
Q1 (January 1 – March 31) April 30 May 1
Q2 (April 1 – June 30) July 31 August 1
Q3 (July 1 – September 30) October 31 November 1
Q4 (October 1- December 31) January 31 February 1

When you receive your invoice, please ensure reported quantities and associated fees are in line with expectations.

If an error is made in one of your reports, the PRO’s Adjustment Policy outlines the requirements, timelines and process to request changes. Contact us for a copy of the policy and the adjustment request forms.

We are available to assist with any questions about reporting and best practices:

Fee Rates

AMS is committed to predictable fee rates by providing customers ample notice of any changes and working to maintain rate stability.  AMS is not for profit and operates on a cost-recovery basis. If fee revenue exceeds operational requirements, any excess funds will be returned to customers through future fee reductions or adjustments.

The AMS Board of Directors set fee rates for the 2023 sales data periods in September 2022. Information about the 2023 rates is available here. Background and details about 2023 fee rates are available in a 10-minute video presentation from AMS Executive Director David Pearce: watch video.

In December 2022, the AMS Board of Directors approved fee rate increases for antifreeze containers and oil containers that become effective for April 1-June 30, 2023, supplied quantities. The new rates will apply to invoices issued August 1, 2023. The increases detailed in the table below address current challenges moving recovered automotive plastics to end markets. More information is available here.

Material Category Unit of Measure Fee Rate for Q1 2023 sales period ($/UoM) Fee Rate for Q2-Q4 2023 sales periods ($/UoM)
Antifreeze Containers Volume in liters 0.11 0.12
Oil Containers (HDPE and Metal) Volume in liters 0.20 0.22
Oil Containers (Non-HDPE and Non-Metal) Volume in liters 0.35 0.37

Rates for 2023 sales are included in the table below for each material’s unit of measure, along with the comparable rates for 2022.

Material Category Unit of Measure 2022 Sales Fee Rates ($/UoM) 2023 Sales Fee Rates ($/UoM)
Antifreeze Factory-Fill Volume in Litres 0.09 0.11
Antifreeze Pre-Mix Volume in Litres 0.09 0.11
Antifreeze Concentrate Volume in Litres 0.15 0.18
Antifreeze Containers Volume in Litres 0.09 0.11
Oil Containers (HDPE and Metal) Volume in Litres 0.17 0.20
Oil Containers (Non-HDPE and Non-Metal) Volume in Litres 0.17 0.35
Oil Containers (Aerosol) Number of Supplied Units 0.17 0.35
Oil Filters less than or equal to 8" Number of Supplied Units 0.35 0.50
Oil Filters greater than 8" Number of Supplied Units 1.00 1.25

Information about historical material fee rates and fee reductions under the Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) operated by AMS until September 30, 2021, is available here.