Oil & Glycol - Brand Owners

Oil & Glycol - Brand Owners

Brand Owner Definition
Under the Regulation, a “brand owner” is any person who manufactures, sells, offers for sale, or distributes oil, oil filters, or glycol in the province. A brand owner is also an owner or a licensee in the Province of a registered or unregistered trademark who sells, offers for sale or distributes oil, oil filters and glycol in New Brunswick and any person bringing oil, oil filters or glycol into the Province for use in a commercial enterprise.

Products Covered by the Regulation

  • Oil Containers of 50 litres or less
  • Glycol Containers of 50 litres or less
  • Glycol - ethylene or propylene glycol used, or intended for use, as a vehicle or commercial engine coolant. It does not mean plumbing antifreeze; windshield washer antifreeze, lock de-icer and gasoline and diesel fuel antifreeze are not included in the regulation. 
  • Oil - petroleum or synthetic derived crankcase oil, engine oil and gear oil, and hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid and heat transfer fluid, and fluid used for lubricating in machinery and equipment.
  • Oil Filter - Any spin-on or element type fluid filter used in hydraulic, transmission or internal combustion engine applications (except  gasoline filters) which includes oil filters, a diesel fuel filters, oil storage tank fuel filters and household furnace oil filters.

Brand Owner Responsibilities
Under the Designated Materials Regulation, oil and glycol brand owners must:

  • Register with the Board of Recycle NB.  Please select Oil and Glycol from the drop down menu on the electronic registration form, complete the form and then click submit.
  • Submit  an oil and glycol stewardship plan for the approval of the Recycle NB Board.  A brand owner may designate an agent to meet its obligations under the Regulation.
  • Implement and comply with the oil and glycol stewardship plan as approved or imposed by the Board in accordance with Section 50.17 of the Regulation.
  • Provide the Board with an annual report detailing the effectiveness of the oil and glycol stewardship plan during the previous calendar year.
  • Provide to each retailer of its oil and glycol products, educational and consumer material.
  • Remit fees referred to in Section 50.26 at the times and in the manner directed by the Board.