Boaters use many products to clean and maintain their boats. Many cleaning and maintenance products are considered hazardous waste, such as: antifreeze, lead-acid batteries, used oil and oil filters, oil or fuel saturated absorbents, solvents, paints, zincs, varnishes, and cleaning products. The use of these products can sometimes result in spills and leftovers that require disposal. Hazardous wastes are toxic to human health and marine life and should be disposed of at a hazardous waste disposal facility. Find these facilities quickly and easily by visiting CalRecycle, calling (800) CLEANUP (253-2687) or asking your marina operator.
Lead-acid Batteries: Retailers take the old battery for disposal when you purchase a new one. Ask if your marina accepts old batteries for proper disposal. Learn more about lead-acid batteries and proper disposal at the Battery Council International.
Antifreeze and Transmission Fluid: A variety of automotive repair shops and household hazardous waste disposal facilities accept these wastes.