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Media Releases

New Campaign Encourages Ontarians to Get Busy Recycling Batteries

April 5, 2013

Stewardship Ontario has today launched an advertising campaign aimed at encouraging residents to recycle their used batteries.

As part of the Orange Drop Program, which collects hazardous or special waste, Stewardship Ontario has had a series of adverts produced that will appear on transit in the GTA, on billboards, in newspapers and on radio over the next three months, pointing residents to visit www.makethedrop.ca to locate their nearest drop-off site for batteries.

By recycling batteries, you are ensuring that the valuable metals and components in spent batteries can be reclaimed for re-use to make new metals, fertilizers and even new batteries, and with over 2,500 drop-off locations for single-use battery recycling across the province, there’s no excuse not to recycle your spent batteries.

Learn more about the types of batteries you can recycle through Orange Drop

View sample ads

Listen to radio spots

Make Each Battery Count Campaign

Backgrounder

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.

Event Calendar

Brant – Mount Vernon Public Works Yard
1249A Colborne St W, Mount Vernon
September 23, 2017 9am - 4pm

Durham – Clarington Operations Depot
178 Darlington-Clarke Townline Road, Bowmanville
September 23, 2017 8am - 12pm

Dysart et al. – West Guilford Landfill Site
11903 Ontario 118, West Guilford
September 23, 2017 9am - 3pm

About Us

The five materials in the Orange Drop program are managed by Stewardship Ontario (batteries & pressurized containers) and Automotive Materials Stewardship (antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters).

Stewardship Ontario and Automotive Materials Stewardship are both not-for-profit organizations funded and governed by the industries that are the brand owners, first importers or franchisors of the products and packaging materials managed under our recycling programs.

At Orange Drop, we strive to find new ways to turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s consumer products.

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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.

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