Handle With Care
Wear proper safety gear, including gloves and safety glasses, whenever you are handling a lawn mower. Even if you think the blade is dull, it can still cut you.
Remove the Battery
If your lawn mower is battery-powered, remove the battery prior to disposal. Find out how to safely dispose of rechargeable batteries.
Remove All Gas and Oil
Dispose of With Scrap Metal
To cash in on the scrap metal in your lawn mower, follow these instructions to dismantle your mower (and toss any non-metal pieces in the garbage). Or, call a scrap metal recycler and ask if they will accept your lawn mower as-is. Find out how to dispose of scrap metal.
Electric Lawn Mowers Are E-Waste
Anything powered by batteries or electricity, such as an electric lawn mower, is considered e-waste. Find out how to dispose of e-waste.
Ways to Reduce
Take Care of Your Lawn Mower
Taking good care of a lawn mower will extend its lifespan. This may include cleaning it, sharpening the blade, maintaining fluid levels and preparing it for winter each year. Learn basic tips for lawn mower maintenance.