Automotive Fluids and Batteries

Household quantities of automotive fluids such as motor oil, antifreeze, and brake fluid are accepted at household hazardous waste (HHW) events. Oil and fuel filters, as well as lead-acid car batteries are accepted at HHW events. Since the City does not have a permanent drop-off site for HHW, outside of events there are very few options locally for proper disposal.
Never pour automotive fluids, or any kind of HHW on grass, weeds, along fence lines, down drains, or down storm sewers. Do not place liquids of any kind in your trash cart.

Motor Oil & Oil Filters

The majority of auto stores and oil change services will accept used oil. Some fees and restrictions may apply, but these vary by location.


Two local services that accept antifreeze. Call these businesses directly for details:
  • Midtex Oil located at 3455 S IH 35 - (830) 625-4214
  • Texaco Express Lube located at 992 S Business IH 35 - (830) 620-7827

Car Batteries

Lead acid batteries are extremely toxic and banned from landfills. These are accepted at HHW events. For more information about car batteries, see the Batteries page.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid should be brought to an HHW event.