Wondering how to get rid of an old lawn mower?
When you have an old, broken lawn mower, you know that getting rid of it can be difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming. We’re here to help! From lawn mower disposal to donation, read on for some great ideas about how to dispose of your old mower.
How to Dispose of Lawn Mowers:
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Old Lawn Mower Disposal
Your old push mower or riding lawn mower has served you well over the years. Unfortunately, it’s broken down over time, or maybe you’re just ready to upgrade to a newer model. If you’re like a lot of people these days, you’ve probably hired someone to mow your lawn for you and just don’t need your old lawn mower anymore.
There are plenty of good reasons for upgrading your lawn mower. Most of the older mowers that people still use today are much more harmful to the environment and less efficient than current lawn mower models. So how do you get rid of an old lawn mower?
Simply throwing them on the curb or in a dumpster just isn’t an option. A riding lawn mower or push mower is too big for the garbage bin. Plus, it probably has dangerous fuel and oil residues still in it. The good news is that there are a number of disposal options available for old lawn mowers.
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Making the decision to get rid of your old lawn mower is easy enough, but finding the best way to dispose of your mower can be pretty tough.
Not everyone has the right vehicle to haul an old riding lawn mower or push mower to the local dump or recycling center. Additionally, most city garbage pickup services won’t pick up an old lawn mower if you put it out on the curb, and if you do put your mower on the curb, you’ll get fined for it.
Below are a few suggestions for disposal so that you can finally get rid of that old lawn mower.
Sell Your Lawn Mower
If your unwanted lawn mower is still in good working condition, you can try your hand at making a little money back on it by selling it.
Who Buys Old Lawn Mowers?
There are several options for selling your old lawn mower. Many people will buy old or broken lawn mowers at yard sales for cheap to later fix and resell. If you’re looking to get a little more for that old mower, a yard sale might not be the best bet.
Another option for selling your old lawn mower is listing it online. There are some great apps you can use, including LetGo, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp and Carousell. You can also list your old mower for sale on sites like Craigslist.
‼️ NOTE: When selling items online, always meet in a public place such as a busy parking lot.
Be sure to write a detailed description and post good-looking photos to make it more appealing. If your lawn mower doesn’t work, you may still be able to try and sell it for parts.
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Donate Old Lawn Mower
If your old lawn mower is still in good enough condition for someone else to use, you can probably donate it to a local charity.
Some nonprofits offer pickup of donated items for a fee, but you’ll probably need to find a way to haul it to a donation center yourself. However, donating your old riding lawn mower or push mower is much more eco-friendly than just throwing it away.
Give It Away
If you have a decent lawn mower that still works and you know someone who would appreciate a functioning mower, a great way to get it off your hands is to give it away.
If you don’t know anyone who might need a lawn mower, you can ask your friends and family if they do. Another idea is to give your mower to a local church, animal shelter, or other group.
Can You Recycle Your Lawn Mower?
Since it is made of metal and plastic parts, your old lawn mower can be recycled.
Some cities and towns offer pickup of your large items for recycling, as long as you request a pickup well in advance. However, most areas require that you haul your items to a local recycling facility or drop-off event.
You can expect to pay a fee when dropping off your old lawn mower to be recycled, and you should take it to a professional to remove any gas or oil residue before it can be recycled.
However, recycling your old lawn mower and any other tools you have means keeping them out of landfills where they leach dangerous chemicals and fumes into the air, soil, and water.
Other landscaping equipment that can also be recycled are:
Scraping Your Old Lawn Mower
If none of the above options will work for you, you might be able to sell the parts of your lawn mower to a scrap metal dealer. Lawn mowers are made with parts that often contain valuable metals such as aluminum and steel. Most scrap metal dealers buy mowers and pay out based on current market prices, which can fluctuate daily.
You won’t make as much money off of your old lawn mower at a junkyard when you sell it as one piece as you would were it broken down into the individual parts and pieces.
So, unless you have the time and know-how to take apart your mower, you may want to think about trying to sell it to a local small engine mechanic instead. You’ll probably get twice as much for your old mower when you sell it for parts than you would taking it to the scrap yard.
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Old Lawn Mower Pickup & Disposal
If you want to get rid of your old tools like a riding lawn mower or push mower and don’t want to add to a landfill but don’t have the time or tools to haul it yourself, having a professional junk removal service pick up and haul away your old lawn mower to be recycled or donated is the perfect solution.
LoadUp is a nationwide junk removal company that offers eco-friendly lawn mower pickup, haul away, and disposal, no matter what condition your old mower is in.
When you book a pickup with LoadUp, you can take back the space that your old lawn mower was eating up as soon as tomorrow morning. Why let your old lawn mower rust in the yard, tool shed, or garage when junk removal pros at LoadUp can take care of everything for you?
Having already diverted over 3 million pounds of junk from local landfills, LoadUp recycles or donates every single item they possibly can.
All of LoadUp’s independently contracted junk removal professionals are fully insured and completely background-checked. So if you’re looking for a fast, friendly, affordable, and eco-friendly way to get rid of your old lawn mower, give LoadUp a call.
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