Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) was established in 2009 and is incorporated under Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act. OTS exists to help Ontarians reduce, reuse and recycle their used tires through the Used Tires Program in Ontario. The program recycles and reuses the 12 million tires sold annually in the province, preventing them from ending up in landfills or being dumped illegally. Instead, OTS directs these scrap tires to recyclers who use them to make new green products for your home, office, local school and park.

The Orange Drop Program’s objective is to recover and recycle or safely dispose of these materials to ensure they don’t end up dumped in landfills or poured down sewers and drains. And, so they don’t end up sitting in our homes taking up space in our garages, basements and other storage areas. Through the Orange Drop Program you can return designated materials to your local Municipal HHW Depot, to collection events and to many retailers. Since the inception of Orange Drop thousands of Ontario pharmacies now take back pharmaceuticals, sharps, needles and syringes as part of the Orange Drop program.


Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been protecting Ontario’s environment for over 30 years. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, the ministry continues to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects.

Earth Rangers

An interactive website for students and teachers and parents with facts, contests and games geared toward animals and their habitats.

EcoKids Program

A free, environmental education program that offers curriculum-linked materials and activities for Canadian elementary schools to engage in environmental action.


Explains the challenges facing our planet and how to take action to protect the environment for elementary students.

Green Teacher Magazine

Helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.

North American Association for Environmental Education

A collection of environmental education sites with resources for teachers.

Recycle My Cell

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) offers a collection program for mobile phones.