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Antifreeze

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Houska Automotive Services
899 Riverside Dr., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-0156


http://www.houskaautomotive.com

Accepts antifreeze, auto batteries, engine oil and scrap metal. 

Larimer County Landfill
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-498-5760


http://www.larimer.org/solidwaste/

The Larimer County Landfill is located south of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Rd. (about two miles south of Harmony Rd.).  Please refer to the Larimer County Solid Waste website for hours and pricing.

The Recycling Center at Larimer County Landfill accepts commingled containers, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, office paper and shredded paper, and paperboard. The recycling center accepts already-shredded paper, but does not offer paper shredding services.

Also at the landfill are a Hazardous Waste Drop an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.

City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=188

The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, and other hard to recycle items. Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, tires, computer monitors) require a small fee. Batteries are free.

Loveland residents must present a current yard debris permit to drop off yard/wood debris.  To obtain a permit, call the Solid Waste Division at 970-962-2529 or stop by the office at 105 W. Fifth St.

General Information

Antifreeze, which is made up of mostly water and ethylene glycol, is added to radiator water in motor vehicles. Ethylene glycol lowers the freezing point and raises the boiling point of radiator fluid. In other words, it keeps the water from freezing on very cold days and boiling over on hot days.

DO NOT pour antifreeze down your sink or toilet.

Used antifreeze CANNOT be mixed with motor oil or any other liquid.

Is Antifreeze Hazardous?

Yes. Ethylene glycol is a toxic chemical. Used antifreeze contains troublesome heavy metals. Improper disposal of waste antifreeze can harm the environment and endanger the health of people and pets. Because ethylene glycol is a sweet-tasting liquid, it is very attractive to pets and small children. It is also poisonous. If swallowed, ethylene glycol may cause respiratory and cardiac failure, brain damage, and death. Every year, thousands of dogs and cats are poisoned by lapping up small puddles of antifreeze left on the ground.

Antifreeze dumped in the trash or poured on the ground may contaminate the environment. The hazardous chemicals can seep into the ground and contaminate the ground water. Dumping antifreeze down a storm sewer can pollute a nearby lake or stream, since most storm sewers discharge directly to surface waters. NEVER pour antifreeze into the storm sewer or in your street!

How Can I Safely Dispose of my Used Antifreeze?

If you live in Fort Collins, used antifreeze should only be disposed of at one of the locations listed above.