By maintaining your car properly
you can prevent oil leaks, heavy metals and toxic materials
from traveling from your car onto the street. Rain washes
oil and other hazardous chemicals from the street into the
nearest storm drain, ultimately draining into the Chesapeake
Bay Watershed, the source of drinking water for many. Just
imagine the number of cars in our region and the amount
of oil that finds its way into our local waterways! Please
follow proper vehicle maintenance.
Maintaining your Vehicle:
- Maintain your car and always recycle
used motor oil.
- Check your car or truck for drips
and oil leaks regularly and fix them properly. Keep your
vehicle tuned to reduce oil use
- Use ground cloths or drip pans under
your vehicle if you have leaks or if you are doing engine work.
Clean up spills immediately and properly dispose of clean up
- Collect all used oil in containers with
tight-fitting lids. Old plastic jugs are excellent for this
- Recycle used motor oil. Many auto supply
stores, car care centers and gas stations will accept used oil.
Do not pour liquid waste down floor drains, sinks or storm drains.
- Do not mix waste oil with gasoline,
solvents or other engine fluids. This contaminates the oil which
may be reused, increases volume of the waste and may form a
more hazardous chemical.
- Never dump motor oil, antifreeze, transmission
fluid or other engine fluids into road gutters, down the storm
drain or catch basin, onto the ground or into a ditch.
- Many communities have hazardous waste
collection days where used oil can be brought in for proper
disposal. Find out about your program. Recycling just one gallon
of used oil can generate enough electricity to run the average
household for almost 24 hours.
- Try to use drain mats to cover drains
in case of a spill.
- Store cracked batteries in leak proof
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