Car Care

Many automotive fluids are hazardous to the environment and should be not be poured down the storm drain or on the ground. 

  • Contact your vehicle service stations which may accept used motor oil, lubricants, and antifreeze for recycling in separate, sturdy, labeled, and sealed jugs. Fluids must be free of contaminants.  Oil filters should be thoroughly drained before disposal.
  • Wash cars, boats and other vehicles on the lawn so the water can soak into the ground.
  • Use little or no detergent to wash your vehicle. High pressure washing reduces the need for soap and reduces the amount of water needed.
  • Keep cars tuned-up and in good operating condition. Check for drips and repair leaks immediately to keep oils off the pavement.
  • Sweep paved areas instead of hosing them down.
  • Use kitty litter or other absorbent material on oil or other leaks, and dispose of it in a waste container.

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