The Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program allows Ontario residents to safely dispose of household products that require special handling, such as single-use batteries and propane tanks. Industry stewardship organizations are responsible for recovering additional hazardous waste products, including automotive materials; paints and coatings; pesticides, solvents and fertilizers; and proprietary carbon dioxide cylinders.

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program

Stewardship Ontario is the not-for-profit, industry funding 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 is 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 and 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.

MHSW Program Wind Up

In April 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program (MHSW) on December 31, 2020.

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