Recycling & Disposal Information:
Take automotive fluids and filters to your county household hazardous waste drop-off site. Words like caution, warning, danger, poison, flammable, combustible, corrosive on a product label mean it must be taken to your county household hazardous waste collection site.
Some automotive service centers accept automotive fluids and filters. Ask first about services, hours and fees.
Never put automotive fluids in the garbage, down a household drain, on the ground, into water, or into a sewer or storm drain. Improper disposal can contaminate our water sources and harm wildlife. Improper disposal is illegal.
Most automotive fluids are flammable or combustible. Improper storage or disposal could cause serious injury. Follow these tips for safe storage and disposal of automotive fluids:
- Don't mix fluids. Store each fluid separately in a sealed, labeled container. If fluids were mixed for a specific purpose, label the container with its contents.
- Leave some air space in the container in case the fluid expands.
- Use a clean container. Any residue left in a container may contaminate the automotive fluid.
- Store antifreeze out of reach of children and pets.
- There are two main types of antifreeze: ethylene glycol (generally green) and propylene glycol (generally pink). Keep the two types of antifreeze in separate containers.