Give Your Batteries a New Life
Did you know that almost half of the batteries used in Ontario are not recycled properly? That’s thousands of tonnes each year that end up in landfills instead of being recycled into useful new materials like metal, zinc and fertilizer to grow corn.
Below are some interesting facts about Ontarians and their battery recycling:
- Only 43%* are aware that batteries should not be thrown in the regular garbage
- Ontarians have an average of 12.6* battery-powered products per household
- 48%* believe that batteries are very hazardous to the environment when improperly disposed of
Recycling batteries is easy — just visit makethedrop.ca to find a convenient drop-off location near you. Make a positive change, recycle your batteries today!
Orange Drop — Helping You Do Your Part for the Environment
The Orange Drop program provides Ontario residents with a free, safe and easy way to dispose of household products that require special handling. The objective of this program is to recover and recycle, or safely dispose of, these materials to ensure they don’t end up in landfills, or poured down sewers and drains.
Through Orange Drop, you can return any of the following nine materials to a range of drop-off locations conveniently located across Ontario.
- Single-use batteries
- Pressurized cylinders
- Fertilizers & pesticides
- Empty oil containers
- Oil filters
For more info visit makethedrop.ca
*Stewardship Ontario: Battery Disposal
— Environics Research Group — Sept, 2012