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The symbols under “Disposal Method” suggest the best disposal procedure for each hazardous product listed. The following disposal symbols mean:
Pour down the drain with plenty of water. If you use a septic tank, take special caution. Read the product labels to determine if it will be harmful to your septic tank. If it is, take to the Household Hazardous Waste Program.
Place in the garbage.
Recycle.
Always try to use up or recycle the product first. If this is not possible, take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site, find vendors at the Spokane Waste Directory or call the Recycling Information Hotline at 509-477-6800.

Hazardous Materials & Alternatives in the Garage

Type of WasteDisposal MethodAlternative/Tips
AntifreezeRecycle through the HHW Program. Call the Recycling Hotline for other recycling opportunities.
Auto batteriesSet next to curbside bins on a dry day. Call the Recycling Hotline for other recycling opportunities.
Automatic transmission fluid (used)Take to Household Hazardous Waste drop site.
Brake Fluid
Carburetor cleaner
Chrome polishApply a paste of baking soda and water with a sponge. Let the mixture set for 5 minutes. Rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Diesel fuelTake to Household Hazardous Waste drop site.
Engine degreaserUse citrus and vegetable oil products instead. Do not mix degreaser with oil.
Fuel oilTake to Household Hazardous Waste drop site.
GasolineTake to Household Hazardous Waste drop site. Do not mix with oil or use as a solvent.
Motor oil (used)Call the Recycling Hotline for other recycling opportunities.
Paint: auto

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