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

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.


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.