RPRA find a recycling drop off location

Find a Collection Site

To help create a waste-free Ontario, businesses that produce batteries, electronics, tires and hazardous and special products are obligated to provide collection sites across the province for the public to drop off these materials once they’re finished using them. Materials collected at these sites are reused, refurbished, recycled or properly disposed of to keep them out of landfill, recover valuable resources and protect our environment.

Click the material headings below to find a drop off location near you:

Find a collection site using the following services:

If the site is part of a retail location, it must accept all batteries that are of a similar size, function and category of equipment sold at the store.

Collection sites that are not part of a retail location must accept single-use and rechargeable batteries weighing under 5 kg.

The following are examples of single-use and rechargeable batteries accepted at collection sites:

  • Button cells
  • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V,
  • Lantern batteries
  • Sealed lead acid batteries
  • Replacement batteries for products (for example, drill, cell phone, laptop)

Find a collection site using the following services:

If the site is part of a retail location, it must accept all electrical and electronic equipment that are of a similar size, function and category of equipment sold at the location.

The following are examples of electronics accepted at all collection sites:

  • Computers
  • Printers (desktop and floor-standing)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Video gaming devices
  • Telephones, including cellular phones
  • Display devices
  • Radios and stereos, including after-market vehicle stereos
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Cameras, including security cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Drones with audio or visual recording equipment
  • Peripherals and cables used to support the function of information technology, telecommunications and audiovisual equipment, including charging equipment
  • Parts of information technology, telecommunications and audiovisual equipment sold separately, such as hard drives
  • Handheld point-of-sale terminals or devices
  • Musical instruments
  • Audio recording equipment

Find a collection site using the following services:

  • Automotive Materials Stewardship
    • Has a list of collection sites.
    • Offers services for oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean
    • Offers services for oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, paints and coatings, solvents, non-refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers, barometers, thermometers, and thermostats.
    • Phone: 1-800-387-0573 | Email: jon.abrams@crystal-clean.com | Website
  • Mobius Pro Services
  • Product Care Association of Canada
    • Has a list of collection sites. Offers services for solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, refillable propane containers, and non-refillable pressurized containers.
  • Ryse Solutions Inc.
    • Offers services for oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, non-refillable and refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers, barometers, thermometers and thermostats.
    • Phone: 289-352-1200 | Email: info@ryseinc.ca Website
  • Tank Traders
    • Has a list of collection sites.
    • Offers services for refillable propane containers.
  • Thermostat Recovery Program
    • Has a list of collection sites.
    • Offers services for thermostats.

The following are examples of Hazardous and Special Products accepted at collection sites:

  • Automotive materials
    • Oil filters
    • Oil containers
    • Antifreeze
  • Solvents
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Pressurized containers
    • Non-refillable pressurized containers
    • Refillable pressurized containers
    • Refillable propane containers
  • Mercury-containing devices
    • Barometers
    • Thermometers
    • Thermostats

Use RPRA’s collection site map to search for locations to drop off used tires. Please note that the map does not work on the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.

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The following are examples of tires accepted by collection sites operated by a municipality or that are located on Crown land (Note: There is a limit of up to 10 passenger and light truck tires per day from any person):

  • Standard passenger vehicles and light truck tires
  • Tires with rims

The following are examples of tires accepted at all other collection sites (Note: There is a limit of up to 10 tires per day from any person):

  • Used tires, including tires on rims, that are similar in size and weight to the new tires sold or supplied at the collection site

Please Note:

Not all Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs), which provide collection services to producers, provide a list of collection sites. Where a list of sites is not available, please contact the organization directly to find a location near you.

Collection sites are not permitted to charge consumers a fee or refuse the drop off of obligated materials. If a consumer is charged a fee for disposal or refused drop off, they can contact the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority’s Compliance and Registry Team at registry@rpra.ca or 1-833-600-0530.

If the location site near you does not accept the materials you are looking to drop off, please contact your municipality for proper disposal instructions.