Liquor bottles can accumulate and clutter your living or storage space. Getting rid of excess liquor is the best solution for freeing your space from unwanted clutter. Old liquor may disposed of in different ways depending on its quality. Other people may be interested in drinking it if it is still consumable. Charities may accept it as a gift. You can also find uses for old liquor around your house. If nothing else, you can simply pour the alcohol down the drain.
Gather your bottles of old liquor. You can safely pour two or so bottles down your sink's drain without harming your septic system. Wait a few weeks before pouring out more alcohol if you need to. If you are connected to a public sewer system, you can pour a larger amount of alcohol down the drain without harming the system or the environment. Your community's water treatment facility will still be able to treat your waste water. Recycle the empty bottles.
Give your old liquor away. Most liquors are meant to last for a long time. If your old liquor bottles are sealed or if the alcohol does not show any signs of spoilage, you will be able to offer it to family and friends.
Find alternative uses for your old liquor. The antiseptic qualities of alcohol makes liquor useful around the house. For example, you can use vodka instead of a chemical spray to kill mold. Vodka can also be used to shine your fixtures and to kill odor-causing bacteria on clothes. You can mix whiskey or brandy with honey, sugar and lemon juice to create a powerful cough remedy. Explore books of home care tips and other resources to find more suggestions on how to recycle your old liquor.
InspectAPedia: Can I Flush Household Chemicals into a Septic Tank? - Septic Tank Maintenance AdviceState of Washington's Department of Ecology: Water Treatment PlantsThe Daily Green; Top 10 Weird Uses for Vodka; Brian Clark Howard; May 2008Home Remedies: Whiskey Cough Remedy
Sarah Clark has been writing since 1997, with work appearing in Northern Arizona University's "Student Life Organization Newsletter." She holds a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in art history from Northern Arizona University.