Used Oil and Glycol Products (fluids and containers)

Northern Labrador

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Used oil and glycol are hazardous wastes – they contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as lead and cadmium that must be disposed of properly. Safe disposal is very important – these materials should never be put in the garbage or poured down the drain.  Government regulations ban such practices in Newfoundland and Labrador.

In Newfoundland & Labrador, the management of used oil and glycol falls under the Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) – an industry-led producer responsibility organization. Residents can properly dispose of used oil and glycol products by finding a drop off location. Businesses that generate a quantity of used oil products can find a Registered UOMA Collector and have the products picked up. Learn more at Recyclemyoil.ca.

Products that must be recycled:

Oil: Petroleum or synthetic derived crankcase oil, engine oil and gear oil, hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid and heat transfer fluid, and fluid used for lubricating purposes in machinery or equipment.

Filters: Spin-on style or element style fluid filters used in hydraulic, transmission or internal combustion engine applications and oil filters, diesel fuel filters, storage tank fuel filters and household furnace oil filters other than gasoline filters.

Oil and Glycol Containers: Oil containers with a capacity of up to 50 litres manufactured for the purpose of holding an oil product.

Aerosol Containers: Aerosol containers manufactured for the purpose of holding an oil product as well as aerosol containers used to contain products used as brake cleaner.

Glycol: Antifreeze (ethylene or propylene glycol used or intended for use as vehicle or commercial engine coolant).

Used Oil Products currently NOT accepted in the program include: plumbing antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, lock de-icer, gasoline and diesel fuel antifreeze. (Remember that windshield washer fluid containers can be recycled at the curb where curbside recycling programs exist).

Oil Retailers

Under the Provincial Used Oil and Glycol Recycling Program, generators of used oil products must dispose of them properly. These materials should never be put in the garbage or poured down the drain.

In Newfoundland & Labrador, the management of used oil and glycol falls under the Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) – an industry-led producer responsibility organization.

Businesses can properly dispose of used oil and glycol products in a convenient and environmentally friendly manner by contacting a UOMA Registered Collector who will provide recycling containers for your used oil products and the collection service.

To find a UOMA Registered Collector serving your area – visit Recyclemyoil.ca

For collection of used oil/glycol, used oil filters, empty lubricant aerosol containers)
Pardy’s Waste Management and Industial Services. Ltd.1-709-368-4350
GFL Environmental Services Inc. 1-709-687-1815
CleanEarth Industrial Services 902-835-9095

For Collection of oil and glycol containers 50 litres or less
RPM eco1-877-535-0777

Location: Visit Recycle My Oil to learn more

Phone: 709-726-5556

Email: info@uoma-atlantic.com
Web: https://recyclemyoil.ca/

 

Think About It

Store used oil in a clean container that’s clearly marked and out-of-reach of children.