Storm sewers in this area flow directly into creeks and rivers. So, pouring waste into a storm sewer or curb inlet is the same as pouring it directly into a neighborhood creek. It doesn't take much waste to harm a creek either. A single quart of used motor oil can pollute up to 250,000 gallons of water. Chemicals are hazardous to the environment when disposed of improperly.
Common Types of Household Hazardous Waste
Oil and other automotive fluids
Improper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste
Pouring them down the drain
Pouring them onto the ground
Pouring or dumping them into storm sewers
Putting them in the trash
Proper Disposal Options
The City of Azle provides a disposal site for used oil and oil filters at the City's vehicle maintenance facility at 824 Park Drive.