What is Orange Drop?

The Orange Drop Program is a free, safe, easy way to dispose of household products that require special handling. Fully funded by industry, this network of collection sites accepts five materials.

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Find a
Drop Site

Use our Orange Drop Locator below to find your nearest collection site to drop off household hazardous or special waste. Select your materials and enter your postal code. For information on the five materials accepted in the Orange Drop Program go to What Can I Drop.

Step 1: What do you have?

Step 2: Where are you?

Type your postal code in the box below or search your current location using our geolocator.

Use Current Location or use my current location

Happens to
my Waste?

The Orange Drop program safely manages five materials to end-of-life, diverting harmful substances from landfill and waterways. Many of the materials collected through the Orange Drop Program, such as pressurized containers and batteries are reprocessed, refurbished or reused to make new products—easing the demand for energy and virgin resources.

Event Calendar

County of Brant – Mount Vernon Public Works Yard
1249 Colborne St W Brantford
Date of Event: September 24, 2016 Time: 9 - 4 p.m.

Hastings Highlands – ANAF Road
Anaf Rd, Maynooth, Hastings Highlands, ON K0L 2S0
Date: October 2, 2016 Time: 10 - 3 p.m.

Exeter – Works Yard
82 Nelson St Exeter
Date: June 18, 2016 Time: 9 - 3 p.m.

About Us

Stewardship Ontario

We’re a not-for-profit organization funded and governed by the industries that are the brand owners, first importers or manufacturers of the products and packaging materials managed under our recycling programs. We operate the Blue Box curbside recycling program for printed paper and packaging and the Orange Drop recycling and safe disposal program for hazardous or special waste.


Orange Drop & We Day
Blog Post

September 29, 2014 - Orange Drop is excited to announce that we’ll be taking part in We Day on October 2, 2014.

  • Last year we collected over 2,300 tonnes of dead single-use batteries! That's the weight of 300 elephants!