Antifreeze or used oil should never be poured on the ground or down a storm drain, it is an environmental hazard. When managed properly antifreeze, used oil and other automotive engine maintenance fluids can be recycled.
If you recycle just two gallons of used oil it can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours.
Motor oil has value even after it has been drained from an engine. The oil you take to a collection center to be recycled saves energy. It can be reprocessed and used in furnaces for heat or in power plants to generate electricity for homes, schools, and businesses. It can also be sent to a refinery that specializes in processing used oil and re-refined into lubricating base oils that can be used to formulate engine oils meeting API specifications.
The next time you change your own oil, remember, you can make a difference by recycling the oil from your boat, car, lawnmower, motorcycle, recreational vehicle or truck. By dropping off your antifreeze and used motor oil today you help prevent pollution and conserve energy for a safer and healthier tomorrow.