Who we are

MARRC (Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp.) is a non-profit organization incorporated under The Corporation Act of Manitoba. It was formed April 1, 1997 by manufacturers and marketers of oil products in Manitoba and is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of industry and public representatives.

Its mandate is to develop, implement and administer a cost-effective, sustainable, user-financed and province-wide stewardship program for used oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, and used oil and antifreeze containers on behalf of its members.

Membership in MARRC is for stewards of oil and antifreeze products or for people who purchase designated products from stewards of oil and antifreeze products and re-sell those products.

MARRC has adopted an overall strategy based on recommendations from the Western Canadian Used Oil/Container/Filter Task Force which developed a policy platform and guiding principles for use across the four western provinces.

MARRC is maximizing commonality of its Program with Interchange Recycling, Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA), the Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC), Société de gestion des huiles usagées (SOGHU) and the Atlantic Used Oil Management Association representing the four Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

It represents the Manitoba Used Oil Management Committee’s principles that consumers, industry and government share responsibility for eliminating negative environmental impacts of used oil materials and for making the Program viable.

The provincial government, principally through Manitoba Conservation & Climate, will regulate and monitor the progress of this Program. In April, 1997, the province enacted the Used Oil, Oil Filters and Containers Stewardship Regulation to create a “level playing field” for manufacturers and marketers of oil products. Manitoba Conservation & Climate will maintain a registry of licensed return depots, EcoCentres, carriers and processor/end-use receivers of used oil products.


Each year, MARRC offers four bursaries of $2,000 to the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Brandon, and Red River College.

Additional program information

In December 2022, MARRC applied for a 5 year Renewal Application of its Used Oil & Antifreeze Products Stewardship Programs. View Business Plan (PDF; 38.2 MB)

On July 26, 2018, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Rochelle Squires, issued MARRC an approval of the Manitoba Stewardship Program Plan effective July 1, 2018, with an expiry date of June 30, 2023. An indefinite extension has been granted while the Ministry reviews the latest 5 year plan submitted in December 2022.

On July 28, 2023 the Minister of Environment, Kevin Klein issued MARRC an approval of the Manitoba Used Oil & Antifreeze Stewardship Program Plan effective July 1, 2023 with an expiry date of June 30, 2028.

Since the program's inception in 1998, Manitobans have helped recover:

LITRES OF USED ANTIFREEZE (since its introduction to the program in 2011)