Return Collection Facilities

Changes to the Return Collection Facility Program Incentive Rate

Effective January 1st, 2017, the new Return Collection Facility incentive program for consumer returns will change to $0.30/L for oil and antifreeze from $0.10 for oil and $0.15 for antifreeze.

For facilities that collect only consumer material (e.g. depots) the new rate applies to all the material collected.

For facilities that self-generate oil and antifreeze through their business (e.g. service stations, lube shops) and receive consumer returns, the incentive applies only to the portion of material dropped off by a consumer. These facilities will need to provide evidence of the volume of consumer returns either by providing a consumer drop off log sheet (see sample on BCUOMA website) or by subtracting the service change volume from the collector Bill of Lading or using another method approved by the Executive Director.

To be eligible for the new RCF incentive program facility owners need to:

  1. Register (or re-register) for the RCF program using the new Registration Form
    • Submit to
    • Facilities will be notified if they are or are not approved for the new RCF program
  2. Use the new RCF Incentive Claim Form
    • Complete and submit for January 1 to March 31, 2017 by April 30, 2017
    • Complete and submit for April 1 to June 30, 2017 by July 31, 2017
    • Complete and submit for July 1 to December 31, 2017 by January 31, 2018
    • Submit to

For RCF Facilities that will not be re-registering into the New RCF Incentive Program:

  • BCUOMA will continue to provide the current RCF incentives ($0.10/L for oil and $0.15/L for antifreeze) for the first three months of 2017, to March 31th, 2017, as a transitional measure for facilities that self-generate oil and antifreeze and have not registered or not been accepted for the new program.

For January to March 2017 volumes RCFs will only be able to claim with either: 1) the new RCF claim program or 2) the old RCF claim program, not both.

Should you have any questions please contact David Lawes at


Return Collection Facilities Program Manual

Return Collection Facilities Forms

New Program – First Claim Periods:

  • January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 due April 30, 2017
  • April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 due July 31, 2017
  • July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 due January 31, 2018

Old Program – Final Claim Periods:

  • July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 due January 31, 2017
  • January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 due April 30, 2017

Return Collection Facilities Studies and Reports

Return Collection Facilities Notices