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What Can I Drop?

Learn about the four materials that are included in the Orange Drop Program. Find out where you can Make the Drop and why it’s so important to dispose of your household wastes responsibly.

Where to drop off your hazardous materials

There are many drop sites throughout Ontario accepting hazardous or special waste:

  • 87 municipal household hazardous waste depots
  • Over 2,500 battery drop-off locations
  • 85 provincial parks where non-refillable propane cylinders are collected from campers
  • Nearly 600 automotive DIY drop-off sites (antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters)
  • 10,000 + automotive service centre locations (antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters) for commercial users
  • 300 + annual collection events


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

2021/10/09 – County of Norfolk
1630 Norfolk County Rd 45 1630 Norfolk County Road 45 Langton N0E 1G0 Canada
1630 Norfolk County Road 45 Langton, ON N0E 1G0 Canada Public Works Yard October 9, 2021 9am-12pm

2021/09/25 – Chatham/Kent
386 Chatham Street South Blenheim N0P 1A0 Canada
September 25, 2021 Chatham/Kent Blenheim Pubic Works Garage 8am-3pm

2021/09/25 – Chatham/Kent
Veolia Environmental Services 141 Prosperity Way Chatham N7M 5J3 Canada
September 25, 2021 Chatham/Kent Veolia Environmental Services 8am-3pm

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.


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: Please remember that batteries are dangerous if put in your recycling bin and should always be returned to a drop-off location.

  • Incorrect disposal or hazardous material can damage our environment. Find a drop-off site near you with our Locator…