Chances are if you've made it here, you probably have an old lawnmower on hand and you are wondering how to get rid of it, whether you can make any money from its metal parts and if scrap metal yards will take them on.
Well, you can actually recycle mowers and also scrap them if you wish, however, the scrapping process is a little time intensive but can make you some cash if you do it properly. You can also dispose of your lawnmower in a few other ways you might not have considered such as by donating it.
To figure out the best way to dispose of your old lawnmower, we've shown you how to scrap your mower in the best way possible below, as well as how to get rid of it without having to take it to a dump if you wish.
One of the most common questions about disposing of mowers are if they can be recycled, and the answer to that is yes, they can, a matter of fact, recycling your mower is much more environmentally friendly than just dumping it as junk.
Recycling facilities will break the yard equipment down into its metal and plastic parts then make use of the disposal, rather than you contributing to the main waste stream.
However, before taking your lawn mowers old model to the recycling centres, you need to make sure it is free of gasoline and safe first which will get on to later during explaining the disassembly process.
If you want to scrap your mower for its scrap metals and get the most value possible out of your pieces of metal on your mower, then you need to spend time separating each type of metal into different parts rather than just presenting it as plain steel.
You can achieve this by separating the metal into ferrous steel and non-ferrous metals and by disassembling the lawn care equipment properly.
It is possible to find scrap metal buyers that will take this type of metal or simply take it to a scrap metal skip where they will do a metal item count and a quote for lawn mower metal.
Before we can get into separating common metals in your lawn mower, you must disassemble the whole lawnmower properly first so as the scrap metal appliance can be easy to handle and dispose of.
We have listed out the essential steps to take your old/broken lawnmowers apart below.
Now you have disassembled your lawn mowers body into its main metal and non-metal parts, you can begin sorting through the quantity of metals and breaking large pieces down into smaller parts for proper recycling and scrap metal pick.
We have explained how to separate and dispose of these metal components below.
If you don't want to take your model to a lawn mower removal service and you are not fussed about giving it to a scrap metal dealer, then there are a few other ways to get rid of your lawnmower which you might not have considered.
We've listed a few of these ways below to get rid of your old mower.
How much are scrap metals from a lawn mower worth?
Scrap metals from your lawnmower will be worth different prices according to the weight you have of additional metals, scrap metal prices will differ according to the condition of the junk too.
Are there junk removal service companies in the UK for mowers?
Yes, there are many metal appliance recycling pick up services and junk removal company options in the UK that will come and pick up your lawnmower and dispose of it if needed, just ensure you drain the mower of fuel and oil beforehand for safety reasons.
How long should a lawn mower last?
This all comes down to how you take care of lawn mower equipment and maintain it, a high-quality well-taken care model could last you ten years, while some lower quality ones could only last you five years.
To conclude, there are many ways to get rid of your old lawnmower, whether you want to sell it for scrap metal, use lawn mower recycling pickup services or sell it for scrap metal for some quick cash.
Always disassemble your lawnmower beforehand by draining old gas and oil before giving it to a junk removal company and dispose of these chemicals correctly.