Disposing of Hazardous Wastes from the Home: Waste Oil and Other Automotive Products

SKU G3456

Author(s) Jonathan Rivin, Elaine Andrews.

Improperly disposing of dirty motor oil and other used or unwanted automotive products can contaminate drinking water, degrade the environment, and create long-term health hazards for people and animals. This publication explains how to safely get rid of (sometimes by recycling) hazardous materials associated with automobiles, not just crankcase oil but also transmission fluid, antifreeze, auto body filler, batteries, brake fluid, gasoline, paint, parts cleaner, wax, and sundry other automotive items (2 pages; 2012).