Does AutoZone take old gas? No, AutoZone is not the place to go for gasoline disposal. It does, however, recycle oil. But, for gas, your best bet is to find a nearby, municipally-run waste disposal facility that takes gasoline.
Gasoline Disposal: AutoZone Store Policy
AutoZone does not offer gasoline disposal services. We reached out to several AutoZone store locations in various states — from Florida to California — and customer service representatives at each store confirmed that AutoZone does not recycle gas. It does, however, have other environmental responsibility measures in place. You can recycle motor oil and batteries at most AutoZone locations. Every AutoZone store accepts used batteries for recycling, and all stores except those in Alaska accept used motor oil for recycling.
How to Dispose of Old Gas
Safety precautions should be taken whenever handling gasoline because it is both flammable and toxic. Best practices for safely handling gasoline include always storing gasoline in a tightly-sealed, approved container; keeping it at room temperature; avoiding mixing it with other fuels, and keeping it away from heat or ignition sources. If you get gasoline on your skin or spill it elsewhere, be sure to wash the area right away — soapy water will remove gas from skin easily. Be sure not to smoke or use lighters or matches where gas has been spilled unless you’re sure it’s been entirely removed.
Many municipalities have hazardous waste disposal centers that accept old gasoline. A quick online search should help you find a nearby hazardous waste disposal center. Note that facilities often have limited hours of operation and may charge a small fee.
AutoZone store locations are unable to recycle old gas. They do, however, recycle batteries and motor oil. For gasoline disposal, check with city or state authorities to see if there’s a hazardous waste disposal center near you.