What do I do with oil and other automobile fluids?

It is illegal to dump oil or other automobile fluids into the gutters or storm drains. All automobile fluids must be stored under a cover or in watertight containers. Outdoor auto repairs are illegal during a rainstorm, and all hazardous waste must be disposed of at a hazardous waste collection site. Residents can dispose of household hazardous materials at the Poway Facility (858-668-4710) or the Vista Facility (800-714-1195). Spilled or leaking fluids should be cleaned up with an absorbent product (such as oil dry or kitty litter), swept up, and properly discarded.

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1. What is a watershed?
2. What is storm water and urban runoff?
3. How does over irrigation impact water quality?
4. What causes beach closure signs to be posted?
5. Can I hose down my sidewalks and driveways?
6. Can I wash my car at home?
7. Can I drain my swimming pool/spa water?
8. What do I do with oil and other automobile fluids?
9. Do I need to worry about small home improvement projects?
10. What else I can do to help water quality?