Inquire about any tax write-off verification the store may offer for donating the lawn mower.
Having a used lawn mower that you no longer need can present you with the problem of what to do with it. Throwing the lawn mower away is an option, but that is certainly a waste, considering you can donate a useful piece of yard equipment. In addition, placing the lawn mower in the dumpster can be damaging to the environment, because the gasoline and oil in it need to be disposed of in environmentally friendly ways. Fortunately, donating your used lawn mower is fairly easy.
Call a local thrift store or re-use center to inquire if they accept lawn mowers. Although a good portion of these establishments will take yard equipment, some will not.
Drop the lawn mower off at the thrift store or re-use center. The establishments will inspect the item to ensure that it is in good shape and, if so, will sell it at a discount.
Leave your lawn mower outside for pick-up. Some stores offer pick-up service and will take the lawn mower to the establishment for you. Inquire about any such service when you call to ask about the donation.
Heather Vecchioni is a freelance writer in Maryland. Her work has appeared in several animal-interest magazines, as well as Baltimore-area newspapers and publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years and has been writing and editing professionally for over five.