Automotive and Tire Waste
This dangerous chemical is poisonous to humans, pets, and wildlife. Take precautions when changing or adding antifreeze to vehicles. Antifreeze can be used up to two years. Simply strain after the first year and reuse. Never pour antifreeze on the ground or in the street.
A typical automotive battery holds one gallon of extremely corrosive sulfuric acid and 19 pounds of lead. Only 80% of automotive batteries are recycled (16 million toxic cubes are not recycled each year).
When choosing a battery look for long life. Look for a battery with a long warranty (72 to 75 months), which will most likely have a longer life span. Standard life batteries are not recommended because they use large amounts of resources and have a shorter usable life. You can also look for a battery that has been manufactured within the past six months.
Changing your vehicle’s oil is healthy for the vehicle but not the environment. Conserve your automotive oil use whenever possible. Buy only what you need and use all of the product. Give your drained oil and oil waste to those who can use it to heat their homes or businesses.
The Howard County Highway Department picks up over 1,000 tires per year that have been illegally dumped along county roads. Scrap tires create serious health hazards, such as fires and mosquito infestations. Keep the life of your tires longer by balancing your tires, rotating your vehicle’s tires every 4,000 miles, inflating tires to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended air pressure, and checking your tire pressure.
Call the Howard County Recycling District for tire recycling prices and remember, this service is for Howard County, Indiana households only. Business waste is prohibited.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT TIRES FROM ANY BUSINESSES OR LANDLORDS
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIRES – YOU WILL BE REFERRED TO A LOCAL TIRE COMPANY.