How to dispose automotive waste correctly
We are a week away from Earth Day, so now is a good time to go through the garage and take care of that buildup of automotive waste that you keep saying that you will “deal with eventually.” The thing is though, you can’t just throw those wastes in the garbage. Correctly disposing of automotive wastes may take a little extra effort, but Mother Nature will thank you.
Since oil changes are performed on a regular basis, it is easy to get a buildup of used oil and oil filters. Using an oil drain pan from your local auto parts store, change your oil and pour the used oil in a clean milk jug. Once it’s filled, drop off the used oil and your oil filters at a place that will take it for you.
Even if you don’t have a pet cat, it is a great idea to keep a container of kitty litter in your garage. Why is that? When you have liquid automotive wastes, such as brake fluid, it can be poured into a pan with kitty litter where it will evaporate over the course of a few days. Always check the product’s bottle to verify proper disposal though.
If you change your tires yourself, you can usually drop off your old set at a local tire shop.
Car batteries are one of those items that you don’t want to leave sitting around in your garage due to the risk of leaking. Many auto parts stores that sell batteries will be able to take your old ones and recycle them.
Give Us a Call!
Here at Davenport Autopark, we want to do our part and keep automotive wastes out of landfills. If you have any additional questions about how to properly dispose of automotive wastes, or to see if we are able to take them for you, feel free to contact us!