Pets licking the ground for the sweetness of the dumped glycol are poisoned. I guess that would the ethylene variety, but not sure the other would be good either.
Well, I have to retract that. It was the policy here up until recently, but now they specifically tell you not to do it. It must go for recycling.
Auto parts stores quite taking it here in Ch'ville, Va area. Have to take it on special disposal days at the dump. Not sure what they do with it.
This is ethylene glycol. Propylene glycol can probably just be poured on the ground.
Yes if your local auto parts won't take it then most counties will have a hazardous material take-up day once a year. A type of ethylene glycol is used at airports for aircraft deicing and sprayed on the runway to prevent ice build-up. At smaller regional airports it simply runs off to the ditch and into the waterway.
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Kept all the TIER II reports and MSDS sheets up to date for years all that was ever used at the airport I worked at was ethylene glycol.