Antifreeze

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

The following businesses accept antifreeze: 

Firestone Complete Auto Care | 1895 Tully Rd
Maximum 1 gallon per household per day. Will not accept if contaminated. Transportation container not accepted.

Goodyear – Skip’s Auto & Tire Center | 486 N Winchester Blvd
1 gallon limit per person per day. Must be clearly labeled, leak-free container. Take to customer service.

Goodyear Auto Service – Stevens Creek | 3146 Stevens Creek Blvd
1 gallon limit per person per day. Must be clearly labeled, leak-free container. Take to customer service.

Jiffy Lube | Several Locations — Find Nearest One
Uncontaminated fluid only. Maximum 10 quarts per customer, per day. Will not accept transport container.

John’s Bascom Automotive | 1305 S Bascom Ave | (408) 292-1200
Maximum of 5 gallons of fluids per person per day. Must be in clearly labeled container. No leaks.

Safety-Kleen Systems | 1147 N 10th St | (408) 294-8778
Please call ahead for further details and service options.

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 1825 E Capitol Expy | (408) 531-0701
Accepts 5 quarts per person per day.

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up5564 Monterey Rd | (408) 224-5500
Accepts 5 quarts per person per day.

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 4224 Monterey Hwy | (408) 281-1558
Accepts 5 quarts per person per day.

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Highly Toxic

Antifreeze is highly toxic and can cause internal organ damage through skin absorption, so wearing gloves when handling it is highly recommended. Inhaling fumes can also cause dizziness.

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Dangerous Down Drains

Never dump antifreeze into a sewer, storm drain, ditch, dry well, or septic system. This can cause serious water quality problems and might harm people, pets, or wildlife.

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Poisonous to Animals

Animals are attracted to antifreeze due to its sweet smell, but it’s highly poisonous. Licking or drinking even a small amount can kill an animal. So be sure that antifreeze is stored well away from animals and children, antifreeze spills are completely cleaned up, and leaks are immediately repaired.

Ways to Reduce

Buy Smaller Bottles

Conventional antifreeze lasts only two to three years. Buy it in small quantities to ensure that your antifreeze does not expire unused.

Choose Extended-Life Antifreeze

Conventional antifreeze lasts only two to three years. But different chemicals in the antifreeze made with extended-life coolants allow it to last five years or 150,000 miles. Heavy-duty, extended-life antifreeze lasts between 400,000 and 600,000 miles with the use of a one-time extender.

Did You Know?

90,000 Animals Poisoned Annually

As many as 90,000 pets and wild animals are poisoned annually by drinking spilled or carelessly stored products containing ethylene glycol, such as antifreeze. Manufacturers are starting to add bittering agents to deter animals, but there is still plenty of antifreeze out there that is sweet and attractive to animals.