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Old 04-26-2010, 08:42 AM
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I'm about to bleed my brakes and flush my coolant in my 80 and want to make sure I dispose of these chemicals properly. Do any of you know where a good place is to take these items?

I'm in Centennial, but unless I have to take it somewhere in Arapahoe county, I'm open to anything fairly close-by.

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Old 04-26-2010, 09:51 AM
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I take my hydraulic fluid and coolant to the shop up the street from me, which along with a 6 pack and $10 (it's not free for them) has historically been enough that they let me dump it in their disposal tank. But Denver, like most Colorado counties, has a hazardous waste service that you can get rid of old batteries, paint and non-recyclable stuff.

http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/Service...drecycling.asp

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Many common household cleaning products, paints, pesticides and even motor oil can post a threat to your family and the environment. Even small amounts of these wastes, when disposed of improperly, can pollute ground or surface water and can put humans and animals at risk.

The Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority offers a household hazardous waste collection service through Curbside, Inc. for residents of unincorporated Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial. Curbside, Inc. offers a standard door-to-door collection program for the proper disposal and recycling of items such as used motor oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, paint, household and auto batteries, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, acids, photo chemicals and household chemicals. The cost to homeowners in the service area is $20, while SEMSWA covers the remaining cost of $90 per collection. Call 1-800-449-7587 to arrange a pick-up date and receive a HHW kit and collection bag, or download the collection service brochure for more information.

Citizens of other towns or cities should watch for information on occasional hazardous waste disposal events in their communities.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Dave! I'll give that a shot.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:11 PM
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believe it or not, when I called Douglas County a few years back, they said to flush the coolant down the toilet!
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believe it or not, when I called Douglas County a few years back, they said to flush the coolant down the toilet!
This was for a long time the recommended disposal in many places. Most waste water plants would tolerate and treat anti-freeze in diluted amounts. This is less ideal now because of the way the treatment plants work (antifreeze can cause problems with the biological treatment that is getting more common). So if your sewer company or city says not to do it, then don't. No matter if your waste water company can handle it or not, anti-freeze should NEVER be dumped into storm sewers, just septic treatment systems might be OK.
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You can take any automotive fluid excpt gas and desial to any auto shop. Pepboys is free. Just bring it into the service department desk.
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believe it or not, when I called Douglas County a few years back, they said to flush the coolant down the toilet!
I got the same answer, I couldn't believe it. I just feed mine to the annoying dog a few neighbors down... kidding.
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