Orange Drop
Energy Savings:   Off  
  On
Click here to reduce energy consumption by darkening the screen if you're inactive for more than 2 minutes on our website.

Empty Lubricating Oil Containers

Containers that contained petroleum-derived or synthetic oils such as:

  • Crankcase or engine oil
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Transmission fluids etc.

Why are Empty Lubricating Oil Containers in the Orange Drop Program?

Oil containers still contain oil residue which can contaminate our waterways and soil if disposed of improperly.

Find a Drop Site

  • Most municipal transfer stations and depots
  • Automotive collection sites, such as service centres and garages in your community
  • Use our search tool or check with your municipality for other drop-off locations and events such as Community Environment Days

Do I Need to Take Storage or Transport Precautions?

  • Containers should be empty when returned
  • Place cap on empty containers to prevent any oil residue from leaking out prior to drop-off

What Happens to my Waste?

The containers are shredded, cleaned and recycled. Residual oil is recovered and recycled.

What
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

Stratford Landfill
Stratford Landfill 777 Romeo Street South Stratford N5A 6S5 Canada
May 30, 2020 9 - 12 p.m.

Town of Bancroft Waste Site
Town of Bancroft Waste Site 164 Pinnacle Road L'Amable K0L 2L0 Canada
June 13, 2020 9 - 2 p.m.

Marmora Municipal Parking Lot
Marmora Municipal Parking Lot 19 Bursthall Street Marmora K0K 2M0 Canada
August 29, 2020 9 - 2 p.m.

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.

Blog

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

  • The Orange Drop locator tool can help you find a drop-off location near you. Search by material or postal code to m…