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Local Recycling Information

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
The following locations accept antifreeze:

Reno Drain Oil Service
11970 I-80, Sparks | (775) 342-0351
Call for details and/or restrictions. Contact business before drop off. Will take antifreeze, waste water (regular water mixed with oil and antifreeze). Ask about their acceptance policy on oil filters, gas, and waste water. 

Jiffy Lube
695 Keystone Ave., Reno | (775) 747-7111
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Graymar Environmental
13203 S. Virginia St., Reno | 775-384-1181
Open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Hero Environmental
4900 Mill Street #7, Reno|775-900-HERO(4376)
Open Monday – Friday 8am to 3pm and  Saturday 8-2pm; (Federally recognized holidays excluded). Pricing info can be found on our website at Please call to confirm before your arrival and for more details and/or restrictions. 



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.

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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.