Used Motor Oil
Used Oil and glycol including the empty containers are not accepted curbside for collection. This material is also not accepted for disposal at CBRM’s Waste Management Facility.
Used Oil and Glycol Recycling Program
Residents can safely dispose of oil and glycol (antifreeze) products including empty containers or aersols, oil filters and automotive part containers at a registered UOMA Atlantic registered collection facility in CBRM at no cost.
Products accepted for drop-off at a registered UOMA collection site includes:
Oils: 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: a spin-on style or element style fluid filter that is used in hydraulic, transmission or internal combustion engine applications and an oil filter, a diesel fuel filter, a storage tank fuel filter and a household furnace oil filter other than a gasoline filter.
Oil, glycol and DEF containers: containers with a capacity of up to 50 litres manufactured for the purpose of holding an oil, glycol or DEF product.
Aerosol containers: aerosol containers manufactured for the purpose of holding an oil product as well as aerosol containers used to contain products used to clean automotive parts.
Glycol (antifreeze): ethylene or propylene glycol used or intended for use as a vehicule or commercial engine coolant, but does not include the following: plumbing antifreeze, windshield washer antifreeze, lock de-icer, gasoline and diesel fuel antifreeze.
For a copy of the Used Oil regulations visit: https://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/envusedoil.htm
Visit the Atlantic Used Oil Management Program for more information: https://ns.uoma-atlantic.com/
For a list of collection sites visit: https://ns.uoma-atlantic.com/en/collection-facilities#find-a-collection-facility
Other Waste Management Questions?
Residents who have questions about Waste Management in CBRM are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337 or visit www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.