ABCs of AMS – Webinar

As you know, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority has announced that April 1, 2017 is the effective date for the Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP).

AMS is committed to providing the information and support to stewards to help make the transition from Stewardship Ontario to AMS as smooth as possible. Read more »

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 »

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.”
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AMS Consultation Webinar – April 5 & 7, 2016

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. The ISP is available here.

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

You can participate in the AMS ISP consultations by:

  • An online survey here; By visiting the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry (“the EBR”) once the ISP has been posted for comment; and/orBy phone or in-person by contacting Mary Cummins (
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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 »