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What's everyone do with anti-freeze???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84k5, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Going to change the hoses and flush the radiator this weekend. As much as I would like to let it sit outside and kill my neighbor's stupid dog, I don't think that's a good idea.

    Is there someplace to take it like oil or something else I can do with it? TIA
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Call your local part stores one of them should recycle it or something.
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Save it for all the stray kitties to drink /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

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    Save it for all the stray kitties to drink /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Drain it out in the driveway, with Your garden hose handy, just pull the plug's outta the block, and the petcock on the radiator, and wash it away with water from the nozzle.

    Storm drain's handle alot nastier stuff then a little antifreeze! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. JIM88K5

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Recycle it. Call a service station or a repair shop and ask who could take it. Don't pour it out.
     
  7. rampage

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Don't pour it out or leave it out for animals /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif I don't care if it was meant as a joke, someone might actually do that. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif If you live by the tread lightly motto then you wouldn't even consider doing this.

    If your zip is 95616 go here .
    If your zip is 95617 go here .

    For anyone else wondering what to do with automotive waste look here .
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    If you live near farm country check with the local farmers and mechanics. Many tractors use liquid calcium in the tires for extra weight for traction, we use it in our backhoe tires. When the tire gets a puncture or some such and needs patched or replaced rather than spend the high price to refill with liquid calcium most people put in used antifreeze since it will not freeze and pretty much all modern antifreeze has corrosion inhibitors so the rim will not rust inside. We have done this for years.
     
  9. Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    It's good with a little bourbon to go with it !! Jim Beam buddy !!
     
  10. FL84K5

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    freeze it
     
  11. dyeager535

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Talk to your city. Here we used to be able to dump it into the toilet, but not anymore.

    Most cities now have "hazardous waste-mobiles" which take thing slike paint, tranny fluid, antifreeze, etc., although you may have to hold onto it until they have the next collection day.

    Almost every single storm drain empties directly into the nearest body of water, if you like the environment or fishing, don't dump chemicals down it.
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Read the back of the jug.
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    I've dumped mine in the toilet before but now I just drop it by the Grease Monkey. Around here its law that an oil change shop has to take in wast oil and stuff.
     
  14. inaminute5150

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Take it to auto zone they handle that kind of stuff!Do you have kids?Just think what the envirnment is going to be like for them because of inconsiderate people dumping even small amounts of waste!If you don't care about the kids future then go ahead and dump on the ground,just remember when yours or anybodies elses kids ask to go swimming in the local swimming hole,are you going to say no because you dumped a small amount of waste just like everybody else? just remember where that antifreeze,oil or any other waste went!I mean it's there future to!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    the Law states if you do it at home you can throw it away. Hazardous waste laws do not apply to households that do not have a business running out of them that generate little waste. to them, we homeowners are stupid when it comes to hazmat. now, pour it down the drain you say? i FULLY agree the drains see much worse. let a cop see you do it. or a neighbor call it in. the clean water act will rape you of all you got and thought you would ever have. put it into a sealable container and throw it away or recycle it.
    Grant
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

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    put it into a sealable container and throw it away

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    And then what happens to it? It goes to the dump where it gets run over by heavy machinery and then goes back into the ground and into our water tables.
    The best thing to do is take it to a household hazardous waste center. It's free of charge and no questions asked. You should have seen some of the nasty chemicals I turned into them last month. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    I have 2 10 gallon gas cans that I use for hazmat and when they are full I take them to auto zone and they recycle them into wonderful cheap oil /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif that is used in lawnmowers and $.99 quarts of oil for your beater car.......
     
  18. chebywanna

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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    pep boys and jiffy lube arond here take stuff like that, i would assume any major oil change/repair shop would, no charge.
     
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    It's good with a little bourbon to go with it !! Jim Beam buddy !!

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    My Wife slips it into my meals. She thinks I don't know, but I've acquired a taste for it over the years. Being Immortal isn't ALL bad. But MOSTLY bad. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Sal
     
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    Re: What\'s everyone do with anti-freeze???

    Well I tell you what, thats one nice thing about leaving on an Air Force Base. I just take it down to the grage. What could be easier. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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