Disposing of antifreeze

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#1 Disposing of antifreeze

Post by Tom W » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:31 am

A question for those that look after their own cars. How do you dispose of old coolant? Given that it needs changing every 2 years, you quite quickly end up with a lot of it, especially if you flush the system too and get a 2nd fill of dirty water out. The local tip take waste oil, but don’t have a facility for antifreeze.

So, what’s the responsible way of disposing if it (not tipping it down the drain)?
Tom
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#2 Re: Disposing of antifreeze

Post by rswaffie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:47 am

I take mine, and any oil, to the local recycling centre (the dump/tip in old money) and they have disposal tanks to put it in.
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#3 Re: Disposing of antifreeze

Post by Tom W » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:11 am

Which tip/council is that Richard? My local one only takes oil.
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#4 Re: Disposing of antifreeze

Post by rswaffie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:42 am

Bourne. They have a tank for oil, and they told me to leave the coolant in a plastic container (mine was in two 2litre white spirit containers) next to it, with the contents written in marker on the side. I think the new one in Fengate, Peterborough also take ‘hazardous waste’.
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