St. Clair County Resource Recovery Office

Used Antifreeze

Antifreeze contains chemicals which are poisonous to humans and animals. Improper disposal of used antifreeze-on a street or down a storm sewer-can pollute lakes and streams.

This fact sheet provides instructions for household used antifreeze disposal. The St. Clair County Resource Recovery Office also has fact sheets on how to dispose of other common types of household hazardous waste:

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Antifreeze
  • Cleaners, Medications
  • Gasoline
  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Wood Preservatives

For more information on household hazardous wastes and collection programs:
St. Clair County Resource Recovery Office
(810) 985-2443


Pets are attracted to puddles of sweet-tasting antifreeze and lap it up. Never let this poisonous liquid get on the ground.

Never mix antifreeze with used motor oil stored for recycling. Mixing in antifreeze makes the oil difficult or impossible to recycle.

Contact Information

Environmental Services Department
6779 Smiths Creek Road
Smiths Creek, MI 48074

Phone: Smiths Creek Landfill (810) 985-2443
Household Hazardous Waste     (810) 985-2443
Recycling (810) 985-2443
Fax: (810) 367-3062
Email: Environmental Services
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Solid Waste & Recycling Status: 

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