P2 Tips for the Automotive Industry
Commercial businesses cannot discharge antifreeze down the drain.
The State of Colorado's Hazardous Waste Division categorizes spent antifreeze according to the disposal option used. Spent antifreeze is a hazardous waste unless it is recycled.
Can spent antifreeze be flush down the drain? NO. The Municipal Code forbids the discharge of any hazardous wastes to the sewer. If you discharge hazardous wastes to the drain, you are required to report the discharge to the City of Longmont's Industrial Pretreatment Program, State of Colorado and EPA.
Can antifreeze be discharged to a storm drain? NO. Antifreeze is toxic. Storm drains lead directly to the St. Vrain River without treatment.
What is the proper disposal option? Spent antifreeze may be taken off-site for proper disposal by a hazardous waste hauler OR taken off-site for recycling OR recycled on site.
What recyclers are servicing the Longmont area? Download a brochure (pdf file, 98 KB) for a current list of recyclers and haulers.
Can't view pdf files? More information is available for installing Acrobat Reader.
Or call (303) 651-8667 for hardcopies.
BUSINESSES LISTED IN BROCHURES AS THOSE SERVICING THE LONGMONT AREA- Businesses listed in the above brochure are provided for your convenience. Inclusion or omission of any business listed in no way implies endorsement or rejection by the City of Longmont or the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Any business servicing Longmont for antifreeze disposal or recycling may call 303-651-8667 to be included in future printings.
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Additional Hazardous Waste Information
The State of Colorado Department of Health and Environment offers more information
about Hazardous Waste. Please visit their website at: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hm/hmpubs.asp
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This page was updated
March 9, 2011
City of Longmont Public Works & Natural Resources
Pollution Prevention Program