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Wind up of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program

October 29, 2019 - On April 12, 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program by December 31, 2020. Upon wind up, materials collected under the MHSW Program will be managed according to an individual producer responsibility (IPR) framework under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. On December 11, 2018, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) amended the timelines for the wind up of single-use batteries, stating the waste diversion program for single-use batteries would cease operation on June 30, 2020 to allow for coordination with waste electrical and electronic equipment. On July 2, 2019, Stewardship Ontario received further direction from the MECP regarding the wind up of the MHSW Program. The new direction letter amendments are summarized below: The program to manage all designated materials except single-use batteries will now cease operation on June 30, 2021 instead of December 31, 2020. The program to manage single-use batteries will continue to cease operation on June 30, 2020. Stewardship Ontario is to develop a proposal to return surplus funds to Ontario consumers of MHSM in its proposed Wind Up Plan: For MHSM categories whose recovery is managed by Stewardship Ontario, the plan will set out rules governing a fee elimination during the wind up period; For MHSM categories that are managed through industry stewardship p
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September Contest: Enter to win Toronto Maple Leafs tickets!

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.
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August Conest: Where does the material go?

August 2, 2019 - Orange Drop has launched a contest open to Ontario residents, running from August 2 to August 31, 2019. The prize is one pair of two (2) tickets to a Toronto Blue Jays game; 1 winner total. Participants can enter either on Facebook or Twitter. On Facebook, participants must enter the correct answer in the Facebook Contest Form. On Twitter, participants must tweet reply the correct answer to the Orange Drop trivia question Visit our Facebook page or Twitter page to find the post. The rules and regulations for the contest are accessible here.
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July Contest: Answer the Orange Drop trivia question and you could win Toronto Blue Jays tickets

July 5, 2019 - Orange Drop has launched a contest open to Ontario residents, running from July 5 to July 31, 2019. The prize is one pair of two (2) tickets to a Toronto Blue Jays game; 1 winner total. Participants can enter either on Facebook or Twitter. On Facebook, participants must enter the correct answer to the Orange Drop trivia question in the Facebook Contest Form. On Twitter, participants must tweet reply the correct answer to the Orange Drop trivia question Visit our Facebook page or Twitter page to find the post. The rules and regulations for the contest are accessible here.
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Contest: Spot the Wrong Material

June 5, 2019 - Orange Drop has launched a contest open to Ontario residents, running from June 5 to July 2, 2019. There are a total of three (3) $100 Cineplex gift cards to be won; one card per one winner. Participants can enter either on Facebook or Twitter. On Facebook, participants must enter the correct answer in the Facebook Contest Form, which asks them to correctly name the materials in the photo that are not accepted Orange Drop materials. On Twitter, participants must tweet reply to correctly name the materials in the photo that are not accepted Orange Drop materials. Visit our Facebook page or Twitter page to find the post. The rules and regulations for the contest will also be accessible here.
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Enter to win Toronto Maple Leafs tickets!

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.
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Enter to win a $125 Visa gift card!

August 13, 2018 - Learn more about Orange Drop’s new contest “What do you drop-off the most?” running from August 13-31, 2018.
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Orange Drop & We Day

September 29, 2014 - Orange Drop is excited to announce that we’ll be taking part in We Day on October 2, 2014.
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Sparking a Positive Change

September 22, 2014 - If you live in Ontario, you’ve probably seen our fall promotional campaign about recycling batteries. Last year, our campaign helped to increase battery recycling by over 30%[1] and we hope to spark an even bigger change in 2014!
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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!
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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.

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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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Wind up of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program
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October 29, 2019 - On April 12, 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program by December 31, 2020. Upon wind up, materials collected under the MHSW Program will be managed according to an individual producer responsibility (IPR) framework under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. On December 11, 2018, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) amended the timelines for the wind up of single-use batteries, stating the waste diversion program for single-use batteries would cease operation on June 30, 2020 to allow for coordination with waste electrical and electronic equipment. On July 2, 2019, Stewardship Ontario received further direction from the MECP regarding the wind up of the MHSW Program. The new direction letter amendments are summarized below: The program to manage all designated materials except single-use batteries will now cease operation on June 30, 2021 instead of December 31, 2020. The program to manage single-use batteries will continue to cease operation on June 30, 2020. Stewardship Ontario is to develop a proposal to return surplus funds to Ontario consumers of MHSM in its proposed Wind Up Plan: For MHSM categories whose recovery is managed by Stewardship Ontario, the plan will set out rules governing a fee elimination during the wind up period; For MHSM categories that are managed through industry stewardship p