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Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) has prepared this guide for its current and future customers about key aspects of Ontario’s regulatory framework for recycling used automotive service materials (antifreeze and antifreeze containers, oil containers and oil filters).


The guide provides information on producer obligations and how to register and report to both the AMS PRO and to the Resource Productivity Recovery Authority (RPRA).


Term Definition/Link Description
AMS Automotive Materials Stewardship A not-for-profit Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) that assists producers in meeting their individual responsibilities for recycling antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters
HSP Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation Designates obligated producers to collect, manage, and/or promote the recycling or proper disposal of designated products at their end-of-life
IC&I Sector Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional IC&I sector includes organizations such as hospitals, businesses, office buildings, educational institutions, and manufacturing establishments etc.
IPR Individual Producer Responsibility Makes producers accountable and financially responsible for managing their HSP at end-of-life.  
MECP Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Ontario government ministry responsible for protecting and improving the quality of the environment in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as coordinating Ontario's actions on climate change.
PRO Producer Responsibility Organization An organization retained by a producer to help meet their regulatory obligations under the HSP such operate a collection or management system for designated materials, prepare and submit reports and provide promotion and education.
RRCEA Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 Outlines a framework for IPR in the province and the Ontario Government is responsible for designating materials for transition to IPR.
RPRA Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority The regulator mandated by the Government of Ontario to enforce the province’s circular economy laws.


Producers that join AMS to fulfill their new regulatory obligations have registration and reporting obligations to RPRA and to AMS:

  • Obligations to RPRA are prescribed by the HSP Regulation.
  • The AMS requirements focus on the submission of a signed Customer Agreement to enable collection and management of materials on your behalf, and submission of your quarterly reports so fees can be calculated.


Producer obligations to RPRA detailed in the HSP Regulation are summarized below. More information is available on the RPRA website.

RPRA Registration

  • RPRA requires all producers to complete its registration form (an Excel template).
  • All producers submit a three-year historical report at the time of registration.
  • RPRA will confirm producers’ obligation or exemption status.
  • Obligated producers will receive an invoice for RPRA’s annual Registry Fees.
    • The fees are separate from AMS fees and do not cover the cost of collecting and managing automotive service materials.
  • Upon payment, RPRA will issue your unique Registry ID Number.

RPRA Reporting

  • Collection and Management Report
    • 2022 Interim Report due January 1, 2022.
    • AMS will support its customers in preparation of this report.
  • First Producer Supply Report
  • Annual Producer Report
    • Due July 31 in every subsequent calendar year.
    • Producers must submit a report that includes weights of HSP material supplied in the prior calendar year, as well as information on meeting the obligations and targets outlined in the regulation (e.g. establishment and management of collection sites, recovered resources and management requirements).


AMS Registration

Our Registration Guide details the steps to make AMS your PRO, including signing up on the WeRecycle Portal and uploading a signed Customer Agreement.

AMS Reporting

Customers of AMS submit quarterly reports on the WeRecycle Portal.

AMS uses the data provided in your quarterly reports to prepare an invoice for fees to pay for collection and management of automotive service materials, as well as other activities we undertake on your behalf.

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