Disposal of used Antifreeze

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Disposal of used Antifreeze

Postby lrayner on Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:06 am

In another thread there was some discussion of how to dispose of used antifreeze. According to www.green.ca.gov: " Health and Safety Code (HSC) 25218.1 lists antifreeze as a household hazardous waste, thus it is considered a Universal Waste, a product that can not be disposed in landfills or sewage systems ".
The site goes on to mention that California alone recycles 8.5 million gallons of antifreeze per year.

There is a biodegradable antifreeze that can be used to prevent freezing of plumbing in cold climates, and can be legally put into the sewer system and is safe for septic systems. I put some in the drains and toilets at my cabin in the winter.
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Re: Disposal of used Antifreeze

Postby 325racer on Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:45 pm

Bigger question, anyone know where to locally dispose of antifreeze? Specifically Oceanside?
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Re: Disposal of used Antifreeze

Postby harnishclan on Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:33 am

Try a local repair shop. I go to one in EL Cajon and he has a barrel for discarded anti freeze that he lets me use.
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Re: Disposal of used Antifreeze

Postby Dan Chambers on Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:54 am

325racer wrote:Bigger question, anyone know where to locally dispose of antifreeze? Specifically Oceanside?


There is a City of Carlsbad Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) location near Faraday and El Camino Real in Oceanside/Carlsbad area. Check with the City of Carlsbad/City of Oceanside general services to determine your best options.

In San diego there's a HHW repository at Miramar Landfill; it's by appointment. You can call the landfill and get the number to make an appointment. There's a small fee.
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