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What Happens to my Waste?

Roll over each stage to learn more.

Stewards
The brand owners, franchisers, importers and manufacturers that sell materials to the marketplace.
Safe Disposal
Materials which cannot be recycled are managed through safe disposal, such as secure landfill or energy from waste.
Resuse
  • Steel is recovered from pressurized containers and oil filters.
  • Dirty oil is recovered from filters and used to make new oil.
  • Plastic is recovered from oil and antifreeze containers and turned into new plastics.
  • Single-use batteries are a source of metal, plastic and micro nutrients for a fertilizer to grow corn.
  • Antifreeze is distilled to recover glycol so that it can be used again.
Waste Generators
Households and businesses create waste once the materials are no longer useful.
Orange Drop-Off Locations

Stewardship Ontario has a network of over 16,000 locations throughout Ontario, including:

  • Municipal Depots and Events
  • Retail Locations
  • Automotive Service Centres
  • Campgrounds
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Other Publicly Accessible Spaces
Processing

Materials are processed to recover and make use of their physical, chemical or biological properties.

  • Dirty oil is recovered from filters and used to make new oil.
  • Plastic is recovered from oil and antifreeze containers and turned into new plastics.
  • Single-use batteries are a source of metal, plastic and micro nutrients for a fertilizer to grow corn.
  • Antifreeze is distilled to recover glycol so that it can be used again.
Transportation
Transporters move waste to its next destination for reuse, recycling or safe disposal.




Videos

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.