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Old 11th Dec 2018, 16:56
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Ancient Observer
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Posts: 1,579
Near me is a very good lawn mower repair shop.
However, even good machines like my Hayter 56 become uneconomic to repair. It was over 20 years old, and not repairable at any sensible price.
So I had to buy a new one.
Which was fine - if rather expensive.
I asked them what happened to the old ones. Mine had a working Briggs and Stratton engine that was fine. They told me that they stored all of them in a large 40ft container. When it was full, they simply called a licensed disposer and s/he took the container away. "For dumping somewhere".

I thought that could be a great opportunity for active recycling. Educating youngsters, etc etc. After they gave me the "He's mad" look I kept quiet.
What a shame!!!
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