Oil & Antifreeze Recycling Area

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Oil Recycling Station Sign

The City encourages residents to use the oil & antifreeze recycling building that is designed to promote clean and easy use.

Instructions for Use

  • For use by City residents only.
  • Curbside collection is not available.
  • Accepts oil & antifreeze for recycling (5 gallon limit).
  • Please keep motor oil & antifreeze separate.
  • Please deposit liquids only. Leaves & other materials will clog the holding tank.
  • Businesses should contact a commercial oil/antifreeze recycler and request direct pickup from their business.
  • Non-City residents, please call 311, Montgomery County’s phone number for non-emergency government information and services, for oil & antifreeze disposal guidelines.

The biggest challenge of non-point source pollution is prevention. Many do not realize that when it rains, the water, pollutants, and debris in your gutters, parking lots & streets enter the storm drain and directly drain into local streams, into the Potomac River, and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.

When performing vehicle maintenance, remember that oil & antifreeze are toxic to humans, plants and animals. It is illegal to dump used automobile fluids down drains, storm drains, or on the ground. Just a quart of oil can contaminate up to 250,000 gallons of drinking water or create a two-acre oil slick. It has been estimated that every three weeks, more oil is deposited on driveways & streets in the United States than the Exxon Valdez Oil spill in Alaska.