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Report an Illegal Operator

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks requires all individuals and businesses that process more than two end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) to register on the Environmental Activities Sector Registry (EASR) as an ELV Waste Disposal Site, and to meet the Operating Standards including in the Regulations.

You can look HERE to see if a business is registered.

If the business is not listed, you can report information to OARA and we will confidentially submit to the Ministry. An alternative is to submit directly to the Ministry here –

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.4-20-3023 Scrap metal recycling company fined $27,000 for Environmental Protection Act violation

ELV Waste Disposal Sites registered on EASR as of January 2023 (.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)

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

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

Need help with your EASR registration or understanding the Regulations? Contact Greg Thomas at 905-777-9945 (Prime Environmental) or Wally Dingman at ‭‭905-651-7482‬ (ELV Consulting) to enquire about their services.

We also have the EASR Education & Guidance Manuals available for sale.