September 22, 2014 - If you live in Ontario, you’ve probably seen our fall promotional campaign about recycling batteries. Last year, our campaign helped to increase battery recycling by over 30% and we hope to spark an even bigger change in 2014! Read More
September 11, 2014 - From the sun-soaked afternoons in the big city to the rodeos and hoedowns in the big country – the Orange Drop summer tour has been an absolute blast. We experienced a true Ontario summer as we made our way through summer festivities across the province. With breathtaking views and sunshine to spare, this was our best summer tour yet! Read More
April 2, 2013 - Working with the township of Southgate in Grey County and set-up capital provided by industry stewards, Stewardship Ontario tests big mobile orange boxes in a move to make the recycling of household hazardous or special waste accessible to more communities throughout the province.
April 2, 2013 - Ontario’s Do-it-Yourself (DIY) car enthusiasts who buy their own materials for driveway auto services can now drop off their leftover antifreeze (engine coolant), oil filters and empty engine lubricating oil containers for recycling or safe disposal at close to 600 locations across the province. Read More
April 2, 2013 - Learn how Stewardship Ontario worked with Ontario Parks to find a solution to the growing problem of single-use propane cylinders that were being left behind in our provincial playgrounds by vacationers and day trippers. Read More
What 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.
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.