Used motor oil, antifreeze, and oil filters should be recycled. Many oil change or automotive service centers will accept used motor oil for recycling. Recycling used motor oil, oil filters, and antifreeze helps protect the environment by keeping these toxic substances out of our water supply.
Spent (dead) automotive batteries can be returned to sellers. These old lead acid batteries must not be discarded in landfills.
When tires are improperly stockpiled or illegally dumped, they trap rainwater and become breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents. Another problem with tire storage piles is that they pose a major fire hazard and are extremely difficult to extinguish. Burning tires release toxic gases into the air and leave behind a hazardous oily residue that pollutes streams and ground water