Common hazardous ingredients
Carbon tetrachloride, methylene chloride, methyl ethyl ketone, perchloroethylene, toluene, trichlorethylenexylene.
Flammable; extremely toxic; air pollutants. Carbon tetrachloride and methylene chloride are suspected human carcinogens.
Use according to label instructions in a well-ventilated area.
Keep container lid tightly closed when not in use and store in a locked cabinet or away from children.
Best: Use up or give unused degreaser to a service station, auto shop, technical college or neighbor. Do not mix unwanted degreaser with used crankcase oil. This contaminates the oil and could make it unacceptable for recycling.
Second best: Take to a hazardous waste facility or collection event.
- For general cleaning, use citrus-based degreasers instead of solvent types.
- For battery terminals, use a baking soda and water paste to clean away corrosion. After reconnecting the terminals, wipe with petroleum jelly to prevent future corrosion.
- For grease spots on the garage floor, sprinkle kitty litter or cornmeal on the spot. Allow to sit for several hours, then sweep up and dispose of in the garbage.