Weed Eaters Take to Landfill Handle With Care Wear goggles, safety gloves and other safety gear when handling a weed eater. Even if you think the blade is dull, it can still cut you. Gas, oil and rechargeable batteries also need to be handled with caution. Remove the Battery If your weed eater is rechargeable, it is battery-powered. Remove the battery prior to disposal. Find out how to safely dispose of rechargeable batteries. Electric? It’s E-Waste Anything powered by batteries or electricity, such as an electric weed eater, is considered e-waste. Find out how to dispose of e-waste. Remove All Gas and Oil Gas and oil must be removed from the weed eater prior to disposal. Follow our instructions on how to safely dispose of fuel and used oil. Metal Pieces Are Scrap Metal The metal parts of your weed eater can be recycled with scrap metal. Find out what to do with scrap metal. Plastic pieces can be removed and placed in the garbage. Ways to Reduce Take Care of Your Weed Eater Taking good care of a weed eater will improve its performance and extend its lifespan. Learn how to properly clean your weed eater and give it regular maintenance. Edge Your Lawn Without a Weed Eater If you want to create cleaner lines around pavement, skip buying the extra equipment and use something you already have on hand, such as a manual edger, a flat shovel, or a reciprocating saw. Ways to Reuse Still Working? Donate It If your weed eater is still in working condition, consider selling it, donating it or giving it away on Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.