Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association

ELV Standards Regulations 2016

The Government of Ontario has proceeded with the project that industry has been advocating for with new Regulations, effective April 1, 2016. The Regulations bring operating standards to the ELV processing industry to level the playing field for legitimate businesses investing in the future of this industry.

ELV Waste Disposal Sites registered on EASR as of March 2019 (.pdf)

OARA/Prime Environmental EASR Training & Guidance Manual NOW AVAILABLE!

2-15-2019 Auto Parts Company fined $3,000 for failing to register on the Activity Sector Registration (.pdf)

1-19-2019 – Inquiry about the legal obligations of mobile crushers (.pdf)

MOECC End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Activity Requirements handout (.pdf) – a summary of the Regulatory requirements from the Ministry of Environment.

MOECC Communiques:


Ministry of Environment & Climate Change’s User Guide for end-of-life vehicle waste disposal sites for the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry regulations

The Regulations:

  1. O. Reg. 85/16: REGISTRATIONS UNDER PART II.2 OF THE ACT – END-OF-LIFE VEHICLES filed March 31, 2016 under Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 (.pdf)
  2. O. Reg. 86/16: GENERAL – WASTE MANAGEMENT (.pdf)

How to sign up for the Environmental Activity & Sector Registry (EASR). (.pdf)

Switch Out mercury recovery program. (external website)

Registration guidance manual for generators of liquid industrial and hazardous waste (external government website)

Hazardous Waste Information Network (HWIN) registration (external government website)

Need a consultant to help with your EASR registration? Greg Thomas from Prime Environmental can help with two options. 1) EASR registration for OARA members at $300, and includes registration and all regulatory information pertaining to MOECC requirements. Non-members cost is $450. This service does not involve a site visit. 2) Prime can provide an enhanced service where Greg would complete a site visit and the EASR registration at the time of the inspection. The facility would be provided with guidance on what they would require to meet the regulation. Pricing would vary depending on location and size of the facility, but should be in the $1000 range including travel, site inspection and registration. For more information contact Greg at (905) 777-9945 or gregthomas16@hotmail.com