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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 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

Dorset – Ridout Ward Transfer Station
Ridout Ward Transfer Station 21909 Ontario 35 Dorset P0A 1E0 Canada
June 22, 2019 1pm - 5pm

Dwight Transfer Station
Dwight Transfer Station 1020 Oxtongue Rapids Park Road Dwight P0A 1H0 Canada
July 18, 2019 9am - 2pm

West Guilford landfill Site
West Guilford landfill Site 11903 Ontario 118 K0M 1J1 Canada
September 21st, 2019  9am - 3pm 

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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September Contest: Enter to win Toronto Maple Leafs tickets!
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September 5, 2019 - We’re gearing up for the NHL season with our latest contest. Open to Ontario residents and running from September 5 to 30, 2019, the prize is one pair of two (2) tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs game; 1 winner total. To enter, residents need to name the materials in the official contest image that are not accepted in the Orange Drop program. Participants can enter either via the official Facebook contest page or by replying to the contest tweet on Twitter. Visit our Facebook page or Twitter page to find the post. The rules and regulations for the contest are accessible here.

  • Can you spot the wrong material? Reply to this tweet with the correct two answers and you'll be entered to win Toro…