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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

St. Clair Township – Clean Harbors Facility
Clean Harbors Facility 4090 Telfer Road Corunna N0N 1G0 Canada
October 27, 2018 9 - 2 p.m.

Brantford – Mohawk Street Landfill Site
Six Nations Landfill Site 20 Morrison Road Brantford Canada
November 18, 2018 8 - 4 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.

Blog

Enter to win Toronto Maple Leafs tickets!
Blog Post

October 5, 2018 - Orange Drop has launched a contest open to Ontario residents, running from October 5–31, 2018. Participants can enter either on Facebook or Twitter. On Facebook, participants must correctly name the Orange Drop material pictured. Extra entries can be gained by tagging a friend in a comment as well. On Twitter, participants must answer the same question but in a separate tweet using the hashtag #MakeTheDrop. Visit our Facebook page or Twitter page to find the post. The rules and regulations for the contest will also be accessible here.