- 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.
- Unused Antifreeze
- Antifreeze does not go bad. Donate to a friend who can use it, a mechanic or school auto shop.
- Spent Antifreeze
- 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.