Did you know that you can recycle a whole lot more than just yard waste and debris? Large tools and equipment like lawnmowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, trimmers, and edgers can be recycled, too! Since metal is a non-renewable natural resource, it’s especially important to recycle tools and equipment whenever you can.
But there’s even more to it.
Lawn care tools and equipment are often made from hazardous materials that can’t be thrown in the trash. Many states and counties have strict disposal regulations, and often require tools and other eWaste items to be recycled.
Scrap metal recycling is an important aspect of landscaping equipment disposal since it keeps valuable metal out of the landfill. But recycling tools and equipment is more complicated than everyday curbside recycling since you can’t just toss everything into your blue or green recycling bin.
Recycling tools and equipment allows your old or broken tools to be melted down and used to manufacture new tools and equipment, which reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating the need for mining new materials.
Scrap metal recycling facilities will break down your old landscaping equipment, separate the plastic from the metal, remove all traces of gasoline and lubricants, and then melt down the metal for reuse.