Antifreeze Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Hazardous Waste Utilize the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program to dispose of auto fluids. The following businesses also accept antifreeze: Firestone Complete Auto Care | 1895 Tully RdMaximum 1 gallon per household per day. Will not accept if contaminated. Transportation container not accepted. Goodyear – Skip’s Auto & Tire Center | 486 N Winchester Blvd1 gallon limit per person per day. Must be clearly labeled, leak-free container. Take to customer service. Goodyear Auto Service – Stevens Creek | 3146 Stevens Creek Blvd1 gallon limit per person per day. Must be clearly labeled, leak-free container. Take to customer service. John’s Bascom Automotive | 1305 S Bascom Ave | (408) 292-1200Maximum of 5 gallons of fluids per person per day. Must be in clearly labeled container. No leaks. Safety-Kleen Systems | 1147 N 10th St | (408) 294-8778Please call ahead for further details and service options. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 1825 E Capitol Expy | (408) 531-0701Accepts 5 quarts per person per day. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 5564 Monterey Rd | (408) 224-5500Accepts 5 quarts per person per day. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 4224 Monterey Hwy | (408) 281-1558Accepts 5 quarts per person per day. Highly Toxic Antifreeze is highly toxic and can cause internal organ damage through skin absorption, so wearing gloves when handling it is highly recommended. Inhaling fumes can also cause dizziness. Dangerous Down Drains Never dump antifreeze into a sewer, storm drain, ditch, dry well, or septic system. This can cause serious water quality problems and harm people, pets, or wildlife. Poisonous to Animals Animals are attracted to antifreeze due to its sweet smell, but it’s highly poisonous, and licking or drinking even a small amount can kill an animal. Be sure that antifreeze is stored well away from animals and children, and that spills are completely cleaned up, and leaks are immediately repaired. Ways to Reduce Buy Smaller Bottles Conventional antifreeze lasts only two to three years. Buy it in small quantities to ensure that your antifreeze does not expire unused. Choose Extended-Life Antifreeze Conventional antifreeze lasts only two to three years. But different chemicals in the antifreeze made with extended-life coolants allow it to last five years or 150,000 miles. Heavy-duty, extended-life antifreeze lasts between 400,000 and 600,000 miles with the use of a one-time extender. Did You Know? 90,000 Animals Poisoned Annually As many as 90,000 pets and wild animals are poisoned annually by drinking spilled or carelessly stored products containing ethylene glycol, such as antifreeze. Manufacturers are starting to add bittering agents to deter animals, but there is still plenty of antifreeze out there that is sweet and attractive to animals.