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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!

Our message is simple: Please recycle your batteries. Many Ontarians don’t know where to recycle their batteries safely and some consumers aren’t even aware that they can be recycled at all. Our goal is to educate Ontarians on the benefits of recycling their batteries and how to find one of 17,000 convenient drop-off locations. Need to find a location near you? Click here to use our simple Orange Drop Locator – it can’t get any easier!

Each year, hundreds of thousands of batteries are sent to landfill. By recycling them instead, you can help a battery find a new life as a recycled product. One of the coolest uses of recycled batteries is to turn them into micro-nutrients, a unique fertilizer used to grow corn. Think about that the next time you’re biting into a delicious corn-on-the-cob!

Orange Drop is committed to providing residents with a free, safe and convenient way to recycle their batteries and other household hazardous waste. For more information, click here.

If you haven’t seen our ads yet, check them out below and share them with your family and friends. Make a positive change – take your used batteries to a drop-off location today!

[1] Q4 YTD 2012 and Q4 YTD 2013

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.


September Contest: Enter to win Toronto Maple Leafs tickets!
Blog Post

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.