Water Quality District - Hazardous Waste
What is it?
Brake fluid is a flammable product, which contains 80-85% solvent in the form of glycols (methyl, ethyl, and butyl ethers of ethylene glycol).
What Makes it Hazardous?
Used brake fluid contains lead and other heavy metals, which present an environmental danger if disposed of improperly. It also contains solvents, which make it flammable. Brake fluid is a poison if ingested.
- Ozzie's Oil will take up to 10 gallons free-of-charge during Haz Waste Days, in September. Throughout the year, Ozzie's will take brake fluid for a small fee.
- Brake fluid contains hazardous materials and should NOT be put in the trash. Brake fluid must be recycled.
The Residential Disposal Guide is provided by the Missoula Valley Water Quality District as a public service and is not an endorsement of specific businesses, services or products. Any omissions or inaccuracies are unintentional. Please contact us with corrections or additions. Call businesses or agencies to confirm hours, locations and charges for services, if any. For information on disposal of items not listed, email or call the Water Quality District at 406-258-4890, M - F, 8 am to 5 pm.
Much of the information provided is from the Washington County, MN, Dept. of Public Health and Environment website.
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