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Updated: Oct 23, 2019

Posted on July 12, 2019

Lawn Mower
Recycle Your Lawn Mower

With proper maintenance a lawn mower can run for 8-10 years. When you’re finally ready to upgrade to a brand new lawn mower, bring your old lawn mower to Metro Recycling and make a few bucks back!

Recycle your lawn mower to protect the environment.

Looking for an excuse to get a new lawn mower? Upgrading your old lawn mower can be extremely beneficial to protecting the environment.  Did you know that one gas powered lawn mower emits the same amount of pollutants in one hour as 11 new cars each being driven for one hour? This is equivalent to 88 pounds of CO2 and 34 pounds of other pollutants into the air according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

How to recycle your old lawn mower

Sell it as scrap. Lawn mowers are primarily made of highly recyclable steel, which means recycling your lawn mower at Metro Recycling could net you a few bucks! Learn more about recycling scrap steel.

Here is what you need to know on how to recycle your old lawn mower:

Please remove fluids prior to bringing in your lawnmower.  (i.e., Gas and Oil)Please remove your lawn mowers lead acid battery. You can sell your battery in the buyback building at all three Metro Recycling locations. Learn more about Lead Acid battery recycling.When you arrive at the scrapyard, pull across the truck scales. The cashier will direct you on where to go. It’s that easy!

You can drop off your old lawn mowers and old landscaping equipment at any one of our three convenient recycling locations in Valparaiso, Griffith, Indiana and Blue Island, IL.

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