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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

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.

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.