Hazardous and Special Waste

The Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program we oversee allows Ontario residents to safely dispose of household products that require special handling, such as single-use batteries and propane tanks. We also oversee Industry Stewardship Organizations responsible for recovering additional hazardous waste products on behalf of producers, including automotive materials, paints, and solvents.

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program

Stewardship Ontario is the not-for-profit, industry-funded organization that operates Ontario's Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste ("Orange Drop") Program on behalf of industry stewards. The Orange Drop Program operates a network of collection sites where residents can safely dispose of hazardous household products, such as single-use batteries and propane tanks.

Automotive Materials

Automotive Materials Stewardship it the Industry Stewardship Organization that manages the collection, recycling and management of used antifreeze, oil filters and oil containers.

Paints, Pesticides, Solvents and Fertilizers

Product Care Association is the Industry Stewardship Organization that operates industry-funded stewardship plans for paints & coatings, pesticides, solvents and fertilizers. Their "ReGeneration" programs operate collection sites where Ontario residents can safely dispose of these items.

SodaStream Cylinders

SodaStream Canada  operates the Industry Stewardship Plan for their proprietary refillable pressurized carbon dioxide cylinders.