Fuel filters are commonly disposed as a hazardous waste due to their ignitability and toxicity characteristics.
To prepare for recyling
Remove the filter and drain it for 24-hours. For safety reasons, fuel filters should not be crushed in oil filter crushers or punctured. Place the drained filter into a leak-proof container (coffee can with lid or plastic bag or bucket that can be sealed) for safe transporting to a drop-off site.
Where does it go next?
Fuel filters can be recycled as scrap metal just like oil filters
Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
If you are a resident of Clark County or one of its cities, you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at any of the following HHW collection programs. Business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Eligible senior and citizens with disabilities who are unable to transport HHW to a collection site or event may call (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352 to see if they qualify for a free home pick up.
Fixed Collection Facilities
Satellite Collection Events