Automotive Fluids and Batteries

Motor Oil & Oil Filters
The majority of auto stores and oil change services will accept used oil. Some fees and restrictions may apply, but these vary by location.

Motor oil is also usually accepted at household hazardous waste events. The city does not have a permanent household hazardous waste program or drop-off facility. Occasional events may be held. Call (830) 221-4040 for more information.

Do not pour motor oil on grass, weeds, along fence lines, down drains, or down storm sewers. Do not place this or any other liquid in your trash cart.

Antifreeze
Two local services that accept antifreeze. Call these businesses directly for details:
  • Midtex Oil located at 3455 S IH 35 - (830) 625-4214
  • Texaco Express Lube located at 992 S Business IH 35 - (830) 620-7827

Like motor oil, antifreeze is usually accepted at household hazardous waste events. Call (830) 221-4040 to check on potential upcoming events.

Do not pour antifreeze on grass, weeds, along fence lines, down drains, or down storms sewers. Do not place this or any other liquid in your trash cart.

Car Batteries
Lead acid batteries are extremely toxic and banned from landfills. For more information about car batteries, see the Batteries page.

Brake Fluid
Brake fluid should be saved for a household hazardous waste collection.