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 also accepted at HHW events. The City does not have a permanent drop-off site for HHW and there are limited 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

Automotive stores and oil change services will often accept used oil. Some fees and restrictions may apply, but these vary by location.  Motor oil and used oil filters can be brought to a HHW event.


Some automotive service stations accept antifreeze.  Check with the one you use to see if they will accept it. Otherwise, antifreeze can be brought to a HHW event.

Car Batteries

Lead acid batteries are extremely toxic and banned from landfills. These are accepted at HHW events but can also be recycled at local automotive shops. For more information about car batteries, see the Batteries page.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid should be brought to a HHW event.