Remove the Battery
For electric scooters, remove the battery prior to disposal to avoid causing an explosion or a fire. Scooters typically use lithium-ion batteries, though some use a lead-acid battery (like a car battery) or another type of rechargeable battery.
Separate Metal Pieces
The metal parts of your scooter can be disposed of with scrap metal. Remove plastic pieces and place them in the garbage. Find out what to do with scrap metal.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Used or Refurbished
Instead of buying new, consider buying a used or refurbished scooter. Some scooter manufacturers sell gently-used scooters that have been repaired or refurbished. Additionally, check out online marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or OfferUp as well.
Ways to Reuse
Sell or Donate Your Old Scooter
Instead of throwing your old scooter away, try selling or donating it through Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or OfferUp.