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Antifreeze (including antifreeze containers)

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Antifreeze (including antifreeze containers)

Antifreeze can be recycled through the province-wide British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) product stewardship program. This not-for-profit group is dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in BC. A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.

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How do I go green?

To use less antifreeze, drive less. When buying, choose a small vehicle; you’ll use less of all fluids. Keep your vehicle in good shape by using the proper mixture of antifreeze and de-ionized water (not tap water) and buy no more than you need.

Used antifreeze can be processed using a filter and reused, however, not all shops will accept used antifreeze. Check with the retailer. 

Antifreeze and antifreeze containers are part of Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Hartland Depot in residential quantities and at alternate locations listed. Not all facilities are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Gurton's Garage Ltd.

    9139 East Saanich Road
    Victoria
    250.656.3939

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Terrapure Environmental

    All locations in capital region

    250.722.3885

  • The Environmental Story

    Used or leftover antifreeze is poisonous to flora and fauna alike. After being used, antifreeze can contain heavy metals which can contaminate watersheds and soils. As antifreeze is petroleum based, it’s also a non-renewable resource, and takes energy to produce, which increases its impact on our planet. Proper disposal of antifreeze, as a household hazardous waste, is imperative to protect children and pets from poisoning and our rivers and oceans from pollution.

    Did You Know?

    Used Antifreeze contains heavy metals and other impurities and has to be handled with care to both protect the environment and ensure that pets do not inadvertently ingest it. Like oil, antifreeze is also a product that is highly recyclable, with most of the used antifreeze refined and reused as new antifreeze. The antifreeze containers are collected together with oil containers. They are recycled to make new oil and antifreeze containers and other plastic products.