Recycling Automotive Products in Delaware County

Recycling Automotive Products in Delaware County

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

oil changeKeeping up with car maintenance is important for Delaware County car owners, but what happens with all that auto waste?

While many car owners are quick to assume that disposing of automotive waste curbside is the way to go, it can be extremely harmful to the environment. Improperly disposed automotive products can be damaging to animals and humans alike.

Luckily, many Delaware County auto repair shops accept and recycle automotive product waste, which includes oil, antifreeze, car batteries, tires and scrap metal.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the state produces around 35 million gallons of used lubricating oil each year.  Improper oil disposal that is dumped into sewers, soil and streams can pollute the very water that we drink.

Delaware County officials give the following tips in regards to disposing of oil:

  • Don’t pour used oil or antifreeze on the ground or down any drain or storm sewer
  • Don’t burn used oil except in an EPA approved waste oil furnace.
  • Don’t mix used oil with any other liquid.

Take a look at the full list of Delaware County automotive product recycling sites.

Delaware County also sponsors four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events each year. Typical HHW products include gasoline, motor oil, kerosene and antifreeze.

The next scheduled collection day is Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Rose Tree Park. Another collection is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Upper Chichester Township Municipal Building.

Learn more about HHW collection events.

About the Author

Roll Off Dumpster Direct is a Paoli based dumpster rental company that provides Delaware County dumpster rentals. The company serves PA, as well as many NJ, DE, MD, VA and NC towns.