Before storing a gas-powered vehicle for extended periods of time, add stabilizers to the gasoline. This will decrease the need to drain and replace the gasoline in the engine before restarting.
Recycling & Reuse Options
If the gasoline is stale or has a small amount of water in it, consider purchasing a gas rejuvenator product which can be added to the gasoline. Please note that it is recommended that you not use reconditioned gas in any fuel-injected engine, but only in carbareted engines. This is due to the octane difference variables of your re-mixed gas and the computerized sensitivity of modern fuel injection systems.
You can use your reconditioned gas in the 4-cycle engines common on lawnmowers and other large outdoor landscaping equipment. After mixing in the appropriate amount of oil you can use it in 2-cycle engines like leaf blowers and string trimmers.
If in doubt, talk with your auto or small-engine mechanic. If you still have questions, please call Hall County Resource Recovery Division at 770-535-8284.
If the gasoline cannot be reused or given away (try mechanics, lawn maintenance companies and repair shops) or if the gas has a large amount of water in it, then let the gasoline evaporate in a well ventilated area away from pets, children and heat sources. Gasoline should not be poured down drains (inside or outside), into a storm sewer, or on the ground. This may cause sewer explosions and/or can contaminate groundwater. Gasoline should not be used for cleaning. Keep gasoline away from an open flame and other heat sources. Store flammable liquids in a tightly closed, non-glass, clearly labeled container. Store out of reach of children. Gasoline may produce invisible explosive vapors that may ignite by a small spark. Do not store flammable materials inside the home.