(antifreeze, auto batteries, mercury switches, motor oil and filters, tires)
Automotive fluids and batteries cannot be disposed as garbage and must be handled properly to protect you and the environment. Fluids must not be mixed together or poured on the soil, down the drain or into storm sewers.
These materials must be taken to a proper handler, such as the County’s MRW facility or a reputable business. Many private businesses such as auto parts stores or service stations now provide recycling services for car batteries, used motor oil, oil filters, and antifreeze. Battery retailers will take your car battery and some tire retailers will accept tires back from customers and the public. Some businesses may accept mercury switches.
A comprehensive list of these businesses is not available at this time, so check with your local store or service station. A partial list can be found here.