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What Happens to my Waste?

Roll over each stage to learn more.

Stewards
The brand owners, franchisers, importers and manufacturers that sell materials to the marketplace.
Safe Disposal
Materials which cannot be recycled are managed through safe disposal, such as secure landfill or energy from waste.
Resuse
  • Steel is recovered from pressurized containers and oil filters.
  • Dirty oil is recovered from filters and used to make new oil.
  • Plastic is recovered from oil and antifreeze containers and turned into new plastics.
  • Antifreeze is distilled to recover glycol so that it can be used again.
Waste Generators
Households and businesses create waste once the materials are no longer useful.
Orange Drop-Off Locations

Stewardship Ontario has a network of over 16,000 locations throughout Ontario, including:

  • Municipal Depots and Events
  • Automotive Service Centres
  • Campgrounds
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Other Publicly Accessible Spaces
Processing

Materials are processed to recover and make use of their physical, chemical or biological properties.

  • Dirty oil is recovered from filters and used to make new oil.
  • Plastic is recovered from oil and antifreeze containers and turned into new plastics.
  • Antifreeze is distilled to recover glycol so that it can be used again.
Transportation
Transporters move waste to its next destination for reuse, recycling or safe disposal.




Videos

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

Minden Fair Grounds
Minden Fairgrounds 2048 Fleming Road Minden ON K0M 2K0 Canada
June 25 9 am to 3 pm

South Bruce Peninsula Works Garage
Elm Street Wiarton ON N0H 2T0 Canada
June 26 8 am to 11 am

St. Edmunds Landfill Site
71 McArthur Road Tobermory ON N0H 2R0 Canada
June 26 1 pm to 3 pm

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.

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