Disposing of old non-funtioning lawn equipment

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Disposing of old non-funtioning lawn equipment

Postby sbl09 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:02 pm

Hi
I have an old gas lawn mower, gas lawn vac/blower and electric mower cluttering up the space under my deck and would like to get rid of them. As each stopped working we tried to get them fixed but parts were either no longer available or equal in cost to a new unit. I looked at the town web site but didn't see mention of small engine disposal at the transfer station or under the regional hazardous waste information.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can dispose of them?
Sue
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Re: Disposing of old non-funtioning lawn equipment

Postby Brian McCarthy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:30 am

I believe the transfer station will accept them - but give them a call - I suspect they want the gas and oil out.

I have seen several tossed into the scrap metal bins - but I believe the crew there do it and they are to be left near where the washer/dryer/fridges are left. There may be a charge.
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Re: Disposing of old non-funtioning lawn equipment

Postby sbl09 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:54 am

Brian,
Thanks so much for your reply.
Sometimes the internet doesn't have all the answers.
I made a phone call to the transfer station and my question was answered in under a minute.
You were correct. Once all the the oil and gas has been drained from the lawn equipment it can be left in the "large metal items" area by the cement wall for disposal.
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