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Recycling Tips

When buying any of the five products in the Orange Drop Program keep in mind the BUD rule:

  • Buy only what you need
  • Use it all up
  • Drop off the rest and we’ll recycle, reprocess or dispose of it safely

If you can’t avoid leftovers, follow these tips to gather and safely store Orange Drop materials in your home before taking them to your nearest drop-off location:

  • Handle products with care in a well-ventilated area and follow manufacturers’ instructions
  • Clean up spills with an absorbent material such as cat litter
  • Store materials in sealed containers with a secured lid
  • Store materials out of reach of animals and children
  • Store flammable materials away from sources of sparks, heat and light
  • Store incompatible products separately:
    • A plastic tub is a good place to collect spent batteries. Apply tape to the terminals of lithium batteries.
    • Store pressurized containers outside in an area where they are least likely to suffer from physical damage or tampering. When transporting, secure pressurized cylinders in an upright position on a flat surface.
    • Oil filters should be stored in a sealed bag.

Find a Drop Site for your Orange Drop materials at a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot, a special collection event or a return-to-retail location.

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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

Oxford – Woodstock Public Works Yard
944 James St, Woodstock
Date of Event: May 6, 2017 Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

Town of Espanola – Public Works Garage
596 2nd Ave Espanola
Date: April 29, 2017 Time: 8 - 4 p.m.

Toronto, City Of- York Mills Collegiate
490 York Mills Rd St. Andrew - Windfields
Date of Event: April 8, 2017 Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

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.

Blog

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.