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Car Radiators

Car Radiators
Car radiators are just one component of car manufacturing. Traditionally made from brass, copper and lead, modern radiators are now made of an aluminum core with a plastic tank.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Get the most out of your radiator by keeping it topped up with the proper mixture of antifreeze and de-ionized water (not tap water). Drive your car less, to prolong the life of all components.

Reuse

Many shops accept used radiators for refurbishment, and will sell you a refurbished one when yours wears out. Buying used or refurbished is almost always a better bet for the environment, as it prevents the extraction of further resources from the earth.

Recycle

Recycle your old radiator at any of the establishments listed below.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Laurie's Recycling & Integrated Resource Mgmt. Inc / Laurie's Garbage & Recycling

    295 Park Drive
    Salt Spring Island
    250.653.9279

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Radiators function as the main part of your vehicle’s cooling system, transferring heat from the engine. In order to do this, however, radiators must be filled with a mixture of water and antifreeze, which is made of ethylene glycol or propylene glycol. Both of these petroleum based products are poisonous and a danger to the environment. When disposing of a used radiator from your vehicle, make sure you empty it first into a sealable container, to prevent contamination of soil and water. Dispose of radiator antifreeze at the Hartland Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility.