Vehicle & Garage
everyday activities can affect water quality. Help reduce
the amount of pollution that flows into our waterways
by following the tips below.
- Take your car to a service center to change oil
or antifreeze. If you do change your own oil or antifreeze,
do it in a garage, never on the street. Use a self-contained
oil pan and discard the oil at a local service center
for recycling. NEVER discard oil, gas or antifreeze
into a stormwater drain. Antifreeze should be discarded
at a household hazardous waste facility. Visit www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/rrtp/hhwcps.htm for a list of local household hazardous waste facilities.
- If you spill hazardous fluids, contain it immediately
with rags or cat litter. Clean up the spill and properly
dispose of the waste.
- Check your car for leaks and schedule regular tune-ups.
If you find leaks or drips, have your car repaired.
- Store hazardous materials properly to prevent spills.
Store them in the original closed container.
For a Green Automotive Repair Shop near you, visit http://www.njgreenautorepair.org/ .