SENSIBLE CAUTIONS

To make the drop, simply collect the household products in your own home and then, when you’re ready, bring them to your nearest drop zone.

When you bring your leftovers and containers to a collection centre or retail drop zone, we’ll ensure that they’re recycled or reprocessed into new materials — like recycled paint, antifreeze and plastics or good-as-new raw materials for manufacturing. 

For materials that can’t be recycled, we’ll handle disposal in the most environmentally friendly way. Follow the Sensible Cautions below, when storing and transporting Orange Drop materials to ensure you keep you and your family safe.

Solvents:

  • Ventilate work areas, storage spaces and vehicles when transporting solvents
  • Don’t mix solvents, and don’t fill containers full – solvents need room to expand
  • Store in a sealed, labeled container away from flames, sparks and heat sources
  • Transport in the trunk of a vehicle if possible, but don't store them there

Antifreeze:

  • Store waste antifreeze in sealable containers that aren’t damaged or leaking
  • Protect these from the weather and physical damage in a secure area
  • Waste antifreeze should NEVER be stored with food or in used food containers such as bottles or cans

Gas cylinders:

  • Keep cylinders at least 6 m (20 ft.) from flammable materials such as paint, oil or solvents
  • Store cylinders in a dry, well-ventilated area, away from heat or ignition sources
  • Make sure valves are closed and protection caps are in place
  • Secure cylinders, whether full or empty, upright to prevent them from falling and ensure that all are marked clearly
  • Protect cylinders from extremes of weather, such as ice, snow and direct sunlight and store away from elevators, stairs, doorways and aisles

Pesticides:

  • Transport pesticide containers separately from food or drink or other household materials
  • Secure all pesticide containers to prevent spillage and to prevent them from moving and being punctured or broken
  • Do not transport pesticides in the passenger compartment of any vehicle and never transport pesticides along with food, feed, fertilizer, clothing or consumer goods

Batteries:

  • Waste batteries that have not been fully discharged can still generate and conduct electricity
  • Contact with other electricity conductors, such as metal or other batteries, could accidentally result in the completion of a charged electric circuit, and could cause a fire
  • If you are storing waste batteries at home keep them in a metal container in a dry location
  • If the waste battery is not fully discharged, or if the battery shows signs of corrosion, either wrap each individual battery in a plastic bag or cover both battery terminals with tape

 

Questions?? Get them answered by emailing info@makethedrop.ca

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