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Old 03-19-13, 01:42 PM
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Best way to dispose of old lawn mower?

Got a new high wheel walk behind from Lowe's to replace the like 6 yr old Wally World special push mower that has 'issues'. Gotta get rid of the old one, just unsure how to go about it. Do I:

-Pawn it for whatever I can get for it?
-Leave it unattended and wait for it to 'relocate' itself?
-Dig a pit, set it on fire, and call the charred remains lawn art?

Seriously, I gotta get it out of the garage. My uppity neighbor just mowed today and if I don't do the same before it rains later this week, I'm sure my landlord will be inquiring as to why I haven't mowed yet (neighbor also has the same landlord).

Also, for the record, I despise chain link fencing
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Old 03-19-13, 01:46 PM
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When I got a new mower, I took my old one over to a neighbor's house a couple blocks away who had an overgrown lawn. Left it on his front step with a note: "Thought you might need this." He was mowing his lawn the next day.
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Stuff I leave at the curb with a "Free" sign on it miraculously disappears by the next day.
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Old 03-19-13, 01:50 PM
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1 or 2 aren't bad. Landlord might not like 3.

I craigslisted our reel mower when I bought our electric.
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FreeCycle, does your area have one? Easy way to get rid of it.
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Old 03-19-13, 02:00 PM
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Build a go-kart or mini-bike with the motor. Get it running well enough and give it to the kids in the neighborhood. It will make you the coolest neighbor around and then none of the neighborhood kids will ever mess with your ****.
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ANFO would be the quickest way to get rid of it....but it would be 10 to 20 yrs before you got to use the new one.
If you know of a needy family or a family just starting out, maybe you could give the old one to them. Check with your church/temple/synagogue/mosque/whatever.
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Old 03-19-13, 02:27 PM
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Old 03-19-13, 02:30 PM
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id put it in back of truck with a camera on it and find thiefs then place em on youtube
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Pick up an industrial shredder.

https://www.ssiworld.com/watch/lawn-mower.htm
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A local, independent small engine repair guy might take it off your hands. They can sometimes bring them back to life and sell them.
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Craigslist.
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Old 03-19-13, 04:07 PM
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A fooster was having lawn mower troubles before, it'd be nice if they were close enough to take it off your hands.
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
Pick up an industrial shredder.

https://www.ssiworld.com/watch/lawn-mower.htm
Bonus, works on bikes too!
https://www.ssiworld.com/watch/bicycles.htm

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Bonus, works on bikes too!
https://www.ssiworld.com/watch/bicycles.htm

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craigslist or freecycle
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set it in the lawn and let the grass absorb it.
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Turn it into a go-kart.
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Won't the scrap guys give you a couple of bucks for it?
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Do you have access to dynamite?
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+1 Freecycle

or - ebay, no reserve, collection only - a hoarder will buy it for 75 cents and it will clutter his garage forever. You may as well cash in on other people's faults.
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I'm a fan of curbing stuff. Depends on your neighborhood though. I also like the idea of dropping it on the lawn of a neighbor who's bad about mowing in the middle of the night.
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Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
Stuff I leave at the curb with a "Free" sign on it miraculously disappears by the next day.
Failing that, put a For Sale sign on it with a price ($20). If they don't take it with a Free sign, it will surely disappear if you put a price on it. Seriously though, a lawn mower, mostly metal, will be picked up by the Sand People in my neighborhood who cruise around on garbage night to pick up stuff they can sell for money.
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here in the city - ANYTHING that has metal in it is snatched up for scrap metal. I see old pick-up trucks that look like they've been molding in a field for 10 years - on the road with their back bumper precariously attached with bungee cords - and piled high with old grills, rusty metal chairs, railings, water heaters, washer/dryers - anything ...
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Mount the engine on your bike and convert it into one of those horrible motorized bicycles.

The last lawn mower I got rid of by calling a small engine repair place and donating it to him. He was happy to get the parts.
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