Toxic to small children and may be deadly to animals attracted by its sweet taste.
Spent antifreeze may contain metals from the engine (lead, zinc, copper).
Can disturb the biological action of sewage treatment and septic systems.
Collect and store spent antifreeze in sealed, labeled, plastic or metal container, away from heat sources, children and pets.
Never store in a beverage container; original container is best.
Clean up spills with absorbent (kitty litter, shredded newspaper, vermiculite, rags, etc.); bag waste materials and discard in the trash. Flush soiled area with water.
Do not mix with oil.
Do not dispose down the drain or in storm drains.
Do not dispose of in the trash: liquid wastes can leak in a trash truck.
Antifreeze does not go bad. Donate to a friend who can use it, a mechanic or school auto shop.
Check to see if your municipal dropoff will accept antifreeze. If your town does not have a dropoff, you may bring antifreeze to the County’s Hazardous Waste Facility in Mansfield or call 609-499-5200).
Take to service station or repair garage that accepts spent antifreeze.
Note: More environmentally-friendly propylene glycol may contain the same pollutants after use and should be disposed as suggested above.
Empty Plastic Antifreeze Containers
Can be recycled with your bottles and cans – place in your recycling bucket for collection.