Your car’s waste is toxic and hazardous to the environment and your health. Most car related products are made of flammable materials which should be handled with care. You cannot just throw it in your garbage can because it may start a fire or cause any potential accidents.
Never throw your car waste in the sewage and drainage system. It can be harmful and deadly to your health. Plus, it is illegal too. There are ways on how you can dispose of your automobile’s waste safely.
Your car batteries contain toxic lead, corrosive materials, and heavy metals which can contaminate the soil and water. However, batteries can be recycled and disposed of properly. It contains sulfuric acid and lead plates which can be reused.
In some cities, a number of sellers charge an additional fee when you buy a new battery. That amount can be refunded as soon as you bring back your old battery. This is a great way of disposing of your battery safely. Before recycling your battery, make sure you store it in an upright position and place it inside an acid-proof container.
Since gasoline is highly flammable, it can contaminate the soil and water once in contact. Make sure you store used gasoline away from sunlight, fire or any object that can ignite it, and keep it in a solid, leak proof container. Keep it away from your living quarters to avoid any health hazards. If your gasoline is contaminated, make sure you contact your local waste collector.
Old tires act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other household pests. If not properly disposed of, the rubber and toxic materials of your tires may contaminate the ground and water. In some states, there are local rules that limit the number of tires you can store at a certain area.
Most shops sell old tires to dispose of it. Other cities accept old tires during garbage collection. Before storing your tires, clean it first with the KevianClean Wheel Brush to get rid of dirt and mud that may be stuck into it.
Your car’s brake fluid is highly toxic. If you need to dispose of it, pour it into a sealed and leak proof container to avoid any spills. Take your used brake fluid to a waste hazard collector. Since a brake fluid is alcohol-based, make sure you keep it away from anything that is flammable and store it away from your living quarters.