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Empty Lubricating Oil Containers

Containers that contained petroleum-derived or synthetic oils such as:

  • Crankcase or engine oil
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Transmission fluids etc.

Why are Empty Lubricating Oil Containers in the Orange Drop Program?

Oil containers still contain oil residue which can contaminate our waterways and soil if disposed of improperly.

Find a Drop Site

  • Most municipal transfer stations and depots
  • Automotive collection sites, such as service centres and garages in your community
  • Use our search tool or check with your municipality for other drop-off locations and events such as Community Environment Days

Do I Need to Take Storage or Transport Precautions?

  • Containers should be empty when returned
  • Place cap on empty containers to prevent any oil residue from leaking out prior to drop-off

What Happens to my Waste?

The containers are shredded, cleaned and recycled. Residual oil is recovered and recycled.

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.

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.

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