How to recycle your lawn mower in Montgomery County

Lawn Mower
April 25, 2014
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With Spring here – finally! – the grass is growing, and… we’re hearing that some of your lawn mowers are no longer fit for service.

How can you recycle your old lawn mower?

If you receive Montgomery County-provided recycling service, recycling your mower is as simple as setting it out at the curb for a scrap metal pickup. Here are the steps:

  1. Submit your scrap metal pickup request online or call 311 (or 240-777-0311; TTY: 301-251-4850).
  2. Empty your mower of all fuel and oil fluids.
  3. Remove batteries (if applicable).
  4. Set your mower out at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling collection day.

Have trimmers / weed whackers or other similar lawn and garden tools? Recycle them the same way as lawn mowers. Unfortunately, we cannot accept riding mowers in our curbside collection program.

To check whether you have County-provided recycling service, use our Collection Day Lookup.

View the original blog on the Division of Solid Waste Service’s blog. 



6 comments on "How to recycle your lawn mower in Montgomery County"

  1. Tammy Vonderhorst says:

    We have a riding lawn mower to dispose of. Do you have any idea of who might take that kind of item?

    1. Chris Boyland says:

      We also have an old riding mower to dispose of but cannot figure out what to do with it. Did you figure out what to do with yours?

      1. mary says:

        Apologies for the delay. Please siphon out any gas or oil into a closed container. You may take your old mower to the scrap collection and the old gas or oil to the hazardous waste collection at our transfer station off Shady Grove Road. Please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws for details on directions and hours.

    2. mary says:

      Apologies for the delay. Please siphon out any gas or oil into a closed container. You may take your old mower to the scrap collection and the old gas or oil to the hazardous waste collection at our transfer station off Shady Grove Road. Please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws for details on directions and hours

  2. Todd L Miles says:

    Thanks for your great post. Can you tell me? How long does it take to mow an acre of grass with a push mower?

    1. good question todd i also wanna know

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