Disposing of Antifreeze - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 12-05-2009, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
TheDustMan
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monmouth
Posts: 528
Disposing of Antifreeze

Do any of you know of any place that takes antifreeze? I've tried all of the auto parts stores and Midas and none of them do and they couldn't tell me where I could go. Ive got about 2 gallons of old stuff from my recent radiator replacement that I need to get rid of and I want to dispose of it properly.

TheDustMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 12-05-2009, 06:40 PM
CopperCJ7
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: California
Posts: 2,418
Most auto parts places take anti-freeze in addition to oil. I know my local Pep Boys does. Call around to your local auto parts places and if that doesn't work, I know that most fire stations do too.

Guns don't kill people... Bad trail spotters do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Strenk View Post
What CJ owner doesn't want to hack up his harness for the next owner to have fun with?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broseph View Post
The thread will derail quicker than a walrus on a Crisco-soaked Slip 'n' Slide.
CopperCJ7 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 12-05-2009, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
TheDustMan
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monmouth
Posts: 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by CopperCJ7 View Post
Most auto parts places take anti-freeze in addition to oil. I know my local Pep Boys does. Call around to your local auto parts places and if that doesn't work, I know that most fire stations do too.
I think we may have a Pep Boys here. I didn't know that some fire stations would take it too

Everyone's always "You gotta dispose of it properly, don't just dump it down the drain on on your neighbors lawn!" Yet they fail to mention just WHERE to dispose of it.
TheDustMan is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 12-06-2009, 06:50 AM
sportcoupe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,817
If you have municipal (city) sewage and NOT a septic system you can just pour antifreeze down the drain.

How to Properly Dispose of Used Oil, Transmission Fluid, Anti-Freeze, etc.
sportcoupe is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-06-2009, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
TheDustMan
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monmouth
Posts: 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
If you have municipal (city) sewage and NOT a septic system you can just pour antifreeze down the drain.

How to Properly Dispose of Used Oil, Transmission Fluid, Anti-Freeze, etc.
That's what they told me at the parts store, but man, that just seems wrong for some reason.
TheDustMan is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-07-2009, 09:35 AM
theguidoune
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern MD
Posts: 115
I hate to hijack this but what about old gasoline? I have a gas container that is filling up fast.

I guess I could give it to someone with a riding mower. I would use it myself but I just bought a new one and I am trying to take care of it.
theguidoune is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-07-2009, 10:34 AM
carnuck
Registered User
1984 J-Series Truck 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,210
Ask at radiator shops. They'll know. As for old gas, I blend it in with fresh gas about 1 gallon per tank unless it's super raunchy.
carnuck is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-07-2009, 12:39 PM
sportcoupe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,817
Put the old gas i an open container (like a bucket). It will evaporate in a week or so depending on how much you have.
sportcoupe is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 12-07-2009, 12:41 PM
WillysEdition04
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NE OHIO
Posts: 1,701
Just leave it out for the nighbor's cats or neighborhood squirrels. They love the sweet taste of the glycerin

04 TJ Willys Edition 41MB-04TJ ...SOLD
08 JK Unlimited
WillysEdition04 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 12-07-2009, 01:09 PM
Rmart30
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: alabama
Posts: 487
we always dumped it in with our waste oil....
For the poster asking about bad gas, unless it has water in it do like carnuck says and add it in in small amounts to something else.
I drain my boats tanks every spring and add 3 gallons of it to my truck when it has at least 3/4 of a tank and have had no problems doing that in 15 years.

We actually get paid for our waste oil when it gets picked up so any dropped off to us would be a benefit. It may be different in other states.

Currently own 93 XJ 33's on 4" lift....01 XJ stock,will replace my 93 after mods are done..... 1994 ZJ V8, BB w/31's........99 XJ stock....97 XJ 2wd 5 spd stock.... and just p/u a 98 XJ 4wd/5 spd and a 01 XJ
Rmart30 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
RV antifreeze to balance tires....... Eaallred Tires & Wheels 4 02-22-2010 10:14 PM
Disposing of Antifreeze (Where?) Rubi22 General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 10 03-27-2008 10:17 AM
What is the normal pH for antifreeze? jzmtl Engines & Drivetrain 4 05-02-2007 06:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome