How to Responsibly Dispose of Lawn Mowers

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When it's time to retire your old lawn mower, you want to make sure you dispose of it responsibly. Here are some common methods to avoid sending your lawn mower to the landfill:

  •  Donate or Sell: If your lawn mower is still in good working condition, consider donating or selling it. Many people are in need of a reliable lawn mower and would be happy to give it a second life.
  •  Recycling: Lawn mowers are typically made of metal and can be recycled. Contact your local recycling center or scrap metal yard to inquire about their lawn mower recycling program.
  •  E-Waste Recycling: Some lawn mowers may have electronic components, such as an electric start. If this is the case, you can take it to an e-waste recycling facility to ensure proper disposal of the electronic parts.

It is important to note that lawn mowers may contain hazardous materials, such as gasoline or oil. Before disposing of your lawn mower, make sure to drain all fluids properly and follow any safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer.