Antifreeze

Antifreeze, or coolant, is used as freeze protection and as a heat transfer medium for motor vehicles, heavy equipment and buildings. The most common type is made of ethylene glycol, a material that is toxic to humans and animals. Used antifreeze may also contain levels of dissolved heave metals that can be toxic to animal life and may contaminate soils and sediments. If ethylene glycol biodegrades in large quantities, it can deplete the levels of dissolved oxygen in surface waters, killing aquatic organisms.

Antifreeze needs to be disposed of properly, do not place in your curbside trash or recycling containers.

Multiple retail establishments accept this material around the county. These centers accept a maximum of 5 gallons of antifreeze per visit. Depending on the center, disposal fees range from $1.50-$3.00/gallon.

Also visit our Household Toxics Facility page available to residents and businesses.

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.

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Locations

Acur-It Automotive Repair

5677 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.

Antifreeze Recycling Company

Petaluma, CA

NotesDrop-off: waste antifreeze only. Deliver antifreeze in original containers; no detergent bottles. Soap, salt and solvent residue contaminates the antifreeze.

Benjamin Tire & Brake

250 Airport Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.

Business Hazardous Waste Collection at the Household Toxics Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesAppointment required. Accepts up to 27 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of solid material.

Firestone Complete Auto Care

2730 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.

Henry Curtis Ford - Mercury Service Department

1120 Auto Center Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: accepts up to 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material.

Pete's Automotive & Muffler

6160 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

690 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.

Williams's Auto Care Center

18380 Sonoma Hwy.
Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95476

NotesDrop-off and fee: 5 gallons maximum.