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How to dispose of auto waste
Old batteries: Most shops that sell car batteries will accept an old one—and the responsibility of dealing with its toxic lead.
Motor oil: The best way to handle used motor oil is to buy a drain pan with a tight-fitting lid so you can do two changes before bringing the oil to a service garage. In most states, garages are required to accept it. You can first transfer the oil to clean milk jugs, labeled accordingly.
Antifreeze: Large service garages often have coolant recycling machines, so call around to find one. Just make sure the container and funnel you use are clean so the antifreeze can be recycled.
Brake fluid: Pour used or excess brake fluid into an open container of cat litter kept away from pets and sources of ignition. Because the fluid is alcohol-based, it will evaporate over a few days. Send the litter to a landfill.
Source: Popular Mechanics