Orange Drop Service Provider Information
Municipal Depots & Events Program Information
Ontario’s municipalities are the main focus for managing residential waste streams, and many have chosen to give their residents the opportunity to dispose of the two materials in the Orange Drop Program (MHSW). To provide these collection services, municipalities enter into agreements with Stewardship Ontario, and must adhere to collection site standards. Municipalities may choose to collect Orange Drop materials (MHSW) at permanent depots (year-round or seasonal), at special one day collection events, or both. Some municipalities have residency restrictions in place and can only collect from local residents.
Stewardship Ontario meets regularly with the Municipal MHSW Advisory Committee, made up of members from the Regional Public Works Commission of Ontario, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Municipal Waste Association, to discuss current issues and opportunities for improvement.
Following successful pilot projects in 2012 we are rolling out a new Curbside Battery Collection Program. For more information about this program, please view our Curbside Battery Collection Program Guidebook.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depots
Depots mostly operate at municipal waste transfer stations, but could also be at other municipally or privately operated locations.
Depots receive payment for each hour of operation:
- The payment rate is for all collection-related services, including, but not limited to, staff time for receiving and packing Orange Drop materials (MHSW), facilities, overhead, administration and reporting
- The number of hours and the hourly rate are detailed in the agreement between Stewardship Ontario and the municipality
- Municipalities are responsible for securing a service provider for post-collection (transportation and processing) of commingled materials (see packing section of Collection Site Standards) and Stewardship Ontario will pay the municipalities as outlined in the agreement between them
- Stewardship Ontario pays transporters and processors directly for non-commingled materials through the Municipal Depot Transportation & Processing Incentive Program (MDT&PIP).
Municipalities that operate Events are paid an all-inclusive flat rate per tonne collected:
- $1,100 per tonne if located within five hours of the service provider
- $2,200 per tonne if located more than five hours from the service provider
- $200 per tonne if delivering the Orange Drop materials (MHSW) to a depot for consolidation prior to transportation
The payment rate is for all collection and post-collection activities, including but not limited to promotion, event mobilization and logistics, staff time for receiving and packing Orange Drop materials (MHSW), transportation, processing, administration and reporting.
Municipalities are responsible for securing a service provider from Stewardship Ontario’s Approved Transporters and Processors list.
An Events Payment Working Group was established in 2012 and has endorsed a new payment model for further development that addresses geographic concerns raised by some municipalities. An update will be provided in the second quarter of 2013.
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Campers Recycle Throwaway Propane Cylinders in Parks across Ontario
Learn how Stewardship Ontario worked with Ontario Parks to find a solution to the growing problem of single-use propane cylinders that were being left behind in our provincial playgrounds by vacationers and day trippers.
Durham Pilots Region-Wide Curbside Battery Recycling Program
In partnership with Stewardship Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Durham has tested a program that gave residents the opportunity to recycle single-use batteries by placing them in specially designed recyclable bags and setting them out for collection with their Blue Boxes. Read More Watch Video
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Western Ontario Tests Mobile Depots for Hazardous or Special Waste
Working with the township of Southgate in Grey County and set-up capital provided by industry stewards, Stewardship Ontario tests big mobile orange boxes in a move to make the recycling of household hazardous or special waste accessible to more communities throughout the province.
- Campers Recycle Throwaway Propane Cylinders in Parks across Ontario