Old Lawn Equipment Disposal OptionsThe biggest problem with old lawn equipment disposal is that there’s not many good options. This is particularly true if it’s no longer in working condition. And, because it contains hazardous materials, it’s probably off the local trash collection’s pick up list. In other words, rolling it out to the curb and hoping it will go away with the rest of the trash isn’t typically feasible. But, now that it’s been done in by that Brazilian pepper tree removal project or just won’t crank, it’s got to go.
No matter how smoothly your lawn mower hums this summer, eventually the day will come when it coughs and sputters its way to the garbage heap. But is that an environmentally responsible way to discard it? The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute suggests five ways to handle the disposal problem. First, decide if the machine can still be used or has some value. Then, choose the most appropriate method for disposal. —Deseret NewsWorse yet, if it need a lot of repair work done, it’s likely not financially sensible to pour money into an old machine. After all, you could replace it for something a whole lot better and spend as much or even less. Still, you’ve got to get rid of it and get on with that garage clean out project. Whatever the case might be, you need it to go away. So, here are a few helpful old lawn equipment disposal options you can try:
- Recycle it. Conduct a simple online search for lawnmower recycling or lawn equipment recycling and see what pops up. While this might be a viable option, you should know that there are usually restrictions.
- Sell it. It’s a wonder what you can sell online or locally. You can place an online ad with a detailed description. Price it at a steal and you’ll attract more interest. Or, try contacting a few local lawn care services to see if there’s any interest.
- Donate it. If it is in working condition or just needs a little TLC, then you might also consider donating to a local charity organization. For instance, a pet shelter, church, or other organization around town.
- Give it away. Yet another option is to simply give it away. Perhaps you have a handy neighbor, a coworker who tinkers with machines, or someone else. Don’t worry about getting anything for it because your goal is to get rid of it for good.