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Single-Use Batteries

Including but not limited to the following types and chemistries:

  • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, button cell, etc. made of the following chemistries….
    • Alkaline-manganese
    • Lithium
    • Silver oxide
    • Zinc air
    • Zinc carbon

Rechargeable batteries are not part of the Orange Drop Program

Why are Single-Use Batteries in the Orange Drop Program?

Batteries contain valuable commodities that can be effectively recycled, reducing demand for virgin metals. Despite changes to manufacturing processes and product design, some batteries may contain heavy metals and other toxic chemicals that could cause soil contamination and water pollution if the batteries are not disposed of properly.

Find a Drop Site

  • Most municipal transfer stations and depots
  • Thousands of retailers and other businesses and institutions also act as collection sites
  • 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?

  • Store in a secure, dry place out of the reach of children and pets
  • Apply tape to the terminals of all lithium batteries

What Happens to my Waste?

All batteries are sorted by type: alkaline, lithium etc. and then recycled for their respective elements, i.e., metal, zinc, manganese etc. 

Do You Recycle Your Used Batteries?

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

Lower Sherbourne Community Park
Lower Sherbourne Community Park Toronto Canada
Date: July 21, 2018 Time: 4-8 p.m.

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: www.Durham.ca/waste

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

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.

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