If you’re wondering, “What can I do with old lawn equipment?” you aren’t alone in your quest. Like having to deal with getting rid of an old sleeper sofa, old lawn equipment isn’t exactly in high demand. This doesn’t mean there’s no way to get it off your property. And it certainly doesn’t mean you should load it into a trunk or truck bed in the middle of the night to dump it on a vacant lot or in the woods (that’s illegal).
What can I Do with Old Lawn Equipment?
If you are looking for a way to make your move easier from your current home to another or are going to replace your old lawn equipment, you might try just putting it on the curb with a “Free” sign or “For Sale” sign. It might be enough to get rid of it or it could stay there for days on-end. The biggest problem with old lawn equipment is not only its age but its condition. All too often, it is simply at the end of its useable life span.
Riding tractors and walk-behind mowers cut the time it takes to mow the lawn, but no matter what type you use, eventually it needs replaced. Deciding what to do with the old one depends on the condition it’s in and how enterprising you are. Some mowers can be sold for a little money, but you may prefer to donate it or recycle it. —eHow.com
Should it need a good deal of repairs, it’s best to just buy new lawn equipment and move-on. But this still doesn’t address the problem. Sure, you’ll have new lawn equipment to use, but that old stuff will still be taking up space in your garage or shed. Since it’s time to get rid of it, there are more than a few options at your disposal.Here are some helpful suggestions about what to do with old lawn equipment:
- Give it away to someone. Your neighbor, a coworker, a family member, someone you know from here or there. Take pictures of your lawn equipment and post them with a description on social media. Tell people you are giving it away because you don’t need it any more.
- Donate it to a school or church. Schools, churches, and other organizations, like the local Human Society or SPCA, might have a need for lawn equipment for their own properties. Contact these types of organizations and let them know you’ll donate it.
- Part each lawn machine out to sell. If you’re a bit handy with tools, take each lawn machine apart and sell the parts. You can post ads online, put up flyers, spread the word on social media, and advertise it in a number of ways.
- Sell it online or at a yard sale you host. Instead of disassembling each machine and selling the parts, sell it online or host a yard sale or garage sale and sell it there. Price it to sell so you can be rid of it quickly and with very little effort.
- Let a small machine service company take it. If there is one or more small machine repair shops in your area, contact them and describe the lawn equipment. Another suggestion is to contact local landscaping companies and offer to sell it at a very low price.
If you want to get rid of old lawn equipment, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Pro Junk Dispatch. We have a location near you and will come by to pick up any old lawn equipment, as well as haul junk away.