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The End of Summer, The Start of More Recycling!

September 11, 2014

From the sun-soaked afternoons in the big city to the rodeos and hoedowns in the big country – the Orange Drop summer tour has been an absolute blast. We experienced a true Ontario summer as we made our way through summer festivities across the province. With breathtaking views and sunshine to spare, this was our best summer tour yet!

Importantly, we had the chance to speak one-on-one with Ontario residents about recycling household hazardous waste. We were especially impressed by residents who participated in the “Sort the Waste” game (including many brainiac kids!) who were able to tell us which materials are recycled where. Interaction was fantastic and we engaged with over 52,000 fun and energetic people!

We also had amazing participation in our “My Drop Pledge” Twitter contest where residents pledged to make a positive change in their recycling habits. We gave away 12 $100 gift cards and had over 360 contest entries!

This year marked our first-time visits to many festivals, such as Scotiabank Buskerfest and the Redpath Waterfront Festival, where we were able to speak with residents about recycling household hazardous waste. Most residents were actively willing to take the time to recycle the materials properly – but didn’t know where to drop them off! We provided them with a link to our website to find one of over 4,800 convenient drop-off locations throughout Ontario.

All-in-all, this was an amazing experience that our team will never forget. We were thrilled to see how passionate Ontarians are about recycling and how committed they are to keeping this province beautiful.

Summer may be over, but our quest to educate Ontarians on recycling household hazardous waste is far from over. Be sure to look out for us at events this fall and visit our website for locations and times.

See you all next year!

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What
Happens to
my Waste?

The Orange Drop program safely manages four 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 are reprocessed, refurbished or reused to make new products—easing the demand for energy and virgin resources.

Event Calendar

Elliot Lake – Public Works Yard
Public Works Yard 3 Timber Road Elliot Lake P5A 2T1 Canada
September 2, 2020 11am - 7pm

Township of Chapleau – Recreation Centre Parking Lot
Recreation Centre Parking Lot 4 Maple Street Chapleau P0M 1K0 Canada
October 10, 2020 9 - 2 p.m.

Killarney – Public Works Yard
Public Works Yard 1096 Ontario 637 Killarney Canada
August 22, 2020 9 - 4 p.m.

About Us

The four materials in the Orange Drop program are managed by Stewardship Ontario (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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Orange Drop no longer responsible for single-use batteries
Blog Post

June 30, 2020 - As of June 30, 2020, Orange Drop is no longer responsible for the management of single-use batteries. The program has transferred over to an individual producer model, as per direction from the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. For more information on the new program and how to safely dispose of your batteries, please visit: https://rpra.ca/programs/batteries/. Please remember that batteries are dangerous if put in your recycling bin and should always be returned to a drop-off location.