A lawn mower uses regular gasoline to make the engine run and propel the blades forward. Additionally, the lawn mower uses a two cycle oil to lubricate the engine. If your oil becomes dirty or if you are looking to throw your lawn mower away, you must properly dispose of any excess gasoline or oil.
Step 1 - Drain the Lawn Mower
Overturn the mower onto a surface that is being protected. The mower should drain right out onto a bin, a bucket, or a flat tray. Under the tray, protect the ground or your garage floor with cardboard or another material that will trap the excess oil and gas.
Step 2 - Collect Oil and Gas
Use a container that has a screw-on lid. Pour all oil and gasoline into the container. Screw the cap on tightly and place it on a shelf in your garage or in a location away from the interior of your home.
Step 3 - Proper Disposal
Call your local trash company and find out where to take your oil and gasoline leftovers. If they aren’t sure, contact your local automotive parts store or auto mechanic. Dispose of your gas and oil at one of the sites. There is usually a fee, so make sure you bring some cash along with you.