Many of Ontario’s municipalities have chosen to give their residents the opportunity to dispose of used oil filters, used antifreeze, used oil containers and used antifreeze containers. To provide these collection services, municipalities enter into agreements with AMS, and must adhere to collection site standards. Municipalities may choose to collect these materials at permanent Depots (year-round or seasonal), at special one day collection Events, or both. Some municipalities have residency restrictions in place and can only collect from local residents.
Depots mostly operate at municipal waste transfer stations, but could also be at other municipally or privately operated locations.
Depots receive payment for each hour of operation:
Municipalities that operate Events are paid an all-inclusive flat rate per tonne collected:
The payment rate is for all collection and post-collection activities, including but not limited to promotion, event mobilization and logistics, staff time for receiving and packing automotive materials, transportation, processing, administration and reporting.
Municipalities are responsible for securing a service provider from AMS’s Approved Transporters and Processors list, which can be found here.