Antifreeze Disposal & Recycling
To prevent environmental contamination, and also to preserve natural gas, the non-renewable source of ethylene glycol, January Environmental offers antifreeze disposal and collection services.
Ethylene glycol, the primary active ingredient in antifreeze, is toxic to animals and humans, and chemicals added to prevent rust and corrosion increase its toxicity. Byproduct heavy metals like lead, cadmium, chromium and benzene also can be found in used antifreeze – sometimes in levels high enough to be considered a hazardous waste, which means in certain cases, dumping antifreeze is not only irresponsible – it’s illegal.
Antifreeze that’s dumped on land or in drains or sewer systems eventually ends up in groundwater, polluting drinking water, as well as rivers and streams.
Recycling your used antifreeze is intelligent, responsible – and simple – decision. January Environmental can provide a tank, or collect glycol from your drums or tanks. We’ll work with you to determine the most effective solution for you and your company.
Upon collection, the used antifreeze is segregated into separate storage tanks at January Environmental’s facility for initial processing. Then, it is sent to a specialized treatment plant, where it is filtered and distilled to remove contaminants and recover reusable ethylene glycol. The clean ethylene glycol is treated and restored to optimal performance levels, and processed back into usable antifreeze.
Contact January Environmental today to learn about how our recycling packages can benefit your business. We’ll provide a single solution for glycol, oil, absorbents, filters, and waste water. Our recycling and sustainability initiatives can maximize production, reduce your environmental footprint, and save you money.