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Recycling Tips

When buying any of the five products in the Orange Drop Program keep in mind the BUD rule:

  • Buy only what you need
  • Use it all up
  • Drop off the rest and we’ll recycle, reprocess or dispose of it safely

If you can’t avoid leftovers, follow these tips to gather and safely store Orange Drop materials in your home before taking them to your nearest drop-off location:

  • Handle products with care in a well-ventilated area and follow manufacturers’ instructions
  • Clean up spills with an absorbent material such as cat litter
  • Store materials in sealed containers with a secured lid
  • Store materials out of reach of animals and children
  • Store flammable materials away from sources of sparks, heat and light
  • Store incompatible products separately:
    • A plastic tub is a good place to collect spent batteries. Apply tape to the terminals of lithium batteries.
    • Store pressurized containers outside in an area where they are least likely to suffer from physical damage or tampering. When transporting, secure pressurized cylinders in an upright position on a flat surface.
    • Oil filters should be stored in a sealed bag.

Find a Drop Site for your Orange Drop materials at a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot, a special collection event or a return-to-retail location.

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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

City of Toronto – Thompson Memorial Park
Thompson Memorial Park 1005 Brimley Road Toronto M1P 3E8 Canada
September 12, 2019 4 - 8 p.m.

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

Orangeville Operations Centre
Orangeville Operations Centre 500 C Line Orangeville L9W 4Z3 Canada
June 22, 2019 8am - 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.

Blog

Contest: Spot the Wrong Material
Blog Post

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.

  • There's still time to enter our contest Spot the wrong materials in our official contest image below. You could…