- Gasoline is highly flammable and can be explosive.
- Gasoline contains benzene, a known carcinogen. Benzene and other toxic compounds found in gasoline vaporize readily and can be inhaled.
- Store gasoline in a labeled container that is approved for gasoline storage.
- Do not fill up the container to the top; leave some air space to allow for expansion.
- Store gasoline in a cool, dry place, away from any motor driven machine that could cause sparks, including washers and dryers. Keep out of direct sunlight.
- Store at ground level, not on a shelf to minimize the danger of falling and spilling.
- Never open or use near open flames or source of ignition such as sparks or cigarettes.
- Always open gasoline containers and use gasoline in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors, away from children and animals.
- Do not store gasoline in a car trunk. There is a threat of explosion from heat and impact.
- Do NOT dispose of down the drain, into surface water, or in the trash.
- Do NOT mix with ANY other material, including antifreeze and used oil.
- Save for a local household hazardous waste collection or take to a commercial hazardous waste facility.