Orange Drop
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What Can I Drop?

Learn about the five materials that are included in the Orange Drop Program. Find out where you can Make the Drop and why it’s so important to dispose of your household wastes responsibly.

Where to drop off your hazardous materials

There are many drop sites throughout Ontario accepting hazardous or special waste:

  • 200 return-to-retail locations (batteries)
  • 87 municipal household hazardous waste depots
  • Over 2,500 battery drop-off locations
  • 85 provincial parks where non-refillable propane cylinders are collected from campers
  • Nearly 600 automotive DIY drop-off sites (antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters)
  • 10,000 + automotive service centre locations (antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters) for commercial users
  • 300 + annual collection events


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

Clarington Operations Depot 42
Clarington Operations Depot 42 178 Darlington Clarke Townline Clarington, ON L1B 1L9 Canada
Date: September 22, 2018 Time: 8-12pm More info:

Pickering Recreation Complex
Pickering Recreation Complex 1867 Valley Farm Road Pickering L1V 6K7 Canada
Date: October 13, 2018 Time: 8-12pm More info:

West Guilford Landfill – Dysart et al
11903 ON-118 West Guilford, ON K0M 2S0 Canada
Date: September 22, 2018 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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.