What to do with old lawn equipment no longer wanted or needed depends largely on condition. Much like removing a hot tub, it’s the shape the lawn equipment is in which determines what you can and cannot do with it. In addition, your current set of circumstances will be a big factor, relocating and no longer need it is quite different from purchasing new yard machines. The trouble is, because these are mechanical and often hold hazardous waste, you can’t just throw them out with household trash.
What to Do with Old Lawn Equipment
You might need to clean up after a tropical storm or are just doing routine yard work. Whatever the situation, you need to do something with some or all of your lawn equipment. In some instances, it’s possible to replace components for a quick repair. If the problem is more elusive, take it to a small machine repair service center to see if it can be brought back to life for a small price.
Riding tractors and walk-behind mowers cut the time it takes to mow the lawn, but no matter what type you use, eventually it needs replaced. Deciding what to do with the old one depends on the condition it’s in and how enterprising you are. Some mowers can be sold for a little money, but you may prefer to donate it or recycle it. —eHow.com
If it can be fixed for a nominal fee, take advantage of the good luck and get more use out of it for as long as possible. Common problems are DIY solvable, replacing the air filter, replacing the spark plug, replacing the fuel filter, and so on. If you still don’t know what to do with old lawn equipment, here are some helpful suggestions to take it off your hands and get it out of your garage or storage shed:
- Sell it all as a bundle. If the old lawn equipment is only aged but still in working condition, publish an online ad, selling it a discount for the entire bundle. Another option is to contact a few local landscaping services and lawn care services, asking if there’s any interest in buying it all or some of it.
- Sell the working parts. For those who are a bit handy and have common tools in the garage or shed, it’s possible to take the machines apart and sell the parts online. Another alternative is to take it to a small machine service center to sell the parts for a small amount of cash.
- Give it all away to a charity. Some charities, like churches, will accept old lawn equipment. These organizations will sell the yard machines or use them for their own routine property maintenance. Local schools might also accept used lawn equipment.
- Give it away to a handy neighbor. We all have a handy neighbor right down the street or around the corner. This is an ideal person to give old lawn equipment to, taking it off your hands and getting more use out of it on their property.
Another solution is to phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services. We’ll come by a haul away old lawn equipment, as well as any junk garbage. Our crew will also do practically any small or odd job.