Lawn Mowers Special Instructions Handle With Care Wear proper safety gear, including gloves and safety glasses, whenever you are handling a lawn mower. Even if you think the blade is dull, it can still cut you. Remove the Battery If your lawn mower is battery-powered, remove the battery prior to disposal. Find out how to safely dispose of rechargeable batteries. Remove All Gas and Oil Gas and oil must be removed from the lawn mower prior to disposal. Follow our instructions on how to safely dispose of fuel and used oil. Dispose of With Scrap Metal To cash in on the scrap metal in your lawn mower, follow these instructions to dismantle your mower (and toss any non-metal pieces in the garbage). Or, call a scrap metal recycler and ask if they will accept your lawn mower as-is. Find out how to dispose of scrap metal. Electric Lawn Mowers Are E-Waste Anything powered by batteries or electricity, such as an electric lawn mower, is considered e-waste. Find out how to dispose of e-waste. Ways to Reduce Take Care of Your Lawn Mower Taking good care of a lawn mower will extend its lifespan. This may include cleaning it, sharpening the blade, maintaining fluid levels and preparing it for winter each year. Learn basic tips for lawn mower maintenance. Did You Know? The History of Lawn Mowing How Do You Know When Kerosene Is Bad? You can tell when kerosene has gone bad when it turns yellow or murky, develops a visible mold or sludge, or begins to smell like gasoline or diesel fuel. Do not try to use kerosene that has gone bad.