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Can I Put A Lawnmower In A Skip?

If you own a lawnmower, it is likely that at some point, you are going to get rid of it, whether it breaks beyond repair or you fancy an upgrade. So what options do you have with regards to your old one? 

Depending on what type of lawnmower you have will determine the best way to dispose of it. You might be thinking of hiring a skip and getting it sent to landfill. However, that is not necessarily the best option. This guide will help you dispose of your lawnmower as efficiently and safely as possible. 

How to dispose of a lawnmower

Disposing of a lawnmower yourself can be a stressful process, particularly as some areas have special rules for disposing of old lawnmowers due to environmental concerns. If you fail to dispose of your lawnmower correctly, this could land you in trouble either financially or legally. 

Whether your old lawnmower is being collected by a professional waste removal company, you are leaving it out for general waste collection or metal collectors, you should never leave your old lawnmower on the side of the road. Not only does this pose a risk to pedestrians and drivers in your neighbourhood, but it is also considered fly-tipping and you could be fined.

If this sounds like a lot of hassle, the easiest solution is to get a professional waste collection company to come and collect your old lawnmower instead. We offer a same day collection service across the UK for a variety of waste removal services, including WEEE waste collection, and we will ensure that you fully comply with the law in the most environmentally sensitive way possible. 

How to dispose of different types of lawnmower

Petrol lawnmowers

Petrol lawnmowers are suitable for scrap metal collection, but please make sure the petrol tank is completely empty first. Oil residues and fuel are bad for the disposal process and have a major environmental impact, as the oil can then enter the soil and filter through to contaminate ground water.

Push lawnmowers

Push mowers are generally made from metal and can be collected as scrap. Although if the grass collection box is made from plastic, this will need to be separated for disposal. 

Electric lawnmowers

Electric mowers are classified as WEEE waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), which is essentially anything that requires a plug or battery to operate. This waste is considered too dangerous to dispose of in landfill as it often contains toxic chemicals, which can contaminate the surrounding environment, and must be disposed of separately.

In the UK, WEEE is heavily regulated by governmental legislation, which can be a legal minefield to navigate when disposing of your electrical waste. Heavy fines can also be imposed if you fail to dispose of your e-waste appropriately.

Who can collect my old lawnmower?

Deciding to get rid of your lawnmower is one thing, but figuring out how to do it in a responsible and legal way can be more challenging. 

Most local services will not collect lawnmowers, and not everyone has a vehicle to take one to a local recycling centre – and that’s even if they will take it. 

If you just want to get rid of your old lawnmower without the stress and hassle, your best option is to contact a professional rubbish removal company like us. We have a dedicated team of experts on hand to meet your rubbish removal needs. Our fully trusted and vetted team of professionals are on hand to offer a collection service that is reasonably priced, all day, every day. 

Our service ensures that you dispose of your lawnmower in the most eco-friendly way possible. We can take it away to a specialised service, which breaks it down into its plastic and metal components to be recycled – all stuff that you do not need to worry about doing yourself! 

At RecycleZone, we recycle 90% of the rubbish we collect, ensuring we fulfil a sustainable, environmentally-conscious practice.

How to find the best lawnmower collection service

We are one of the largest rubbish removal companies in the UK. Based in London, we have a dedicated team of experts up and down the country to collect your rubbish, including old lawnmowers. 

Our collection services are always carried out safely and efficiently. We are fully certified and licensed waste carriers, providing you with any compliance documents as soon as we leave the premises. 

We have the highest level of quality control – all of our vehicles are tracked, allowing us to provide a consistent and compliant waste removal service. 

The great thing is you don’t have to lift a finger – our team of professionals will do all the hard work for you. Our online booking service is easy to use and available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to contact us now for a free no-obligation quote

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