Oil Oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. So you take care of your car and change the oil regularly to make sure it’s running smoothly.  But what can you do with those empty motor oil containers? Or the empty bottles from non-motor oils, such as gear or transmission fluid? You know you can’t put them in your Blue Box and you shouldn’t throw them in the garbage.

Now you can return these materials to your local Municipal Recycling Facility, a collection event or automotive collection site – such as a participating Jiffy Lube, Pro Oil Change and Canadian Tire outlet – in your community.

What's included?

Any empty oil container (30 litres or less) that held oil to lubricate machinery or equipment is an Orange Drop material.  The definition, as spelled out in regulation, also includes petroleum-derived heat transfer fluids, even though these are not used for lubricating purposes.

Empty oil bottles are no good to you – and the residual oil is harmful to the environment. But once treated, the oil can be recycled and the empty bottles can enjoy a second life as new containers, plastic flowerpots, plastic pipe, guardrails, fence posts and even plastic patio furniture. So why let empty oil bottles pile up in your garage or shed?

It's time to Make the Drop – Orange Drop!

Learn more about where you can return these materials in your community.

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