How do you dispose of broken exercise equipment when you can’t haul it yourself?
Having a large, unwanted piece of exercise equipment like a treadmill or elliptical can take up a huge chunk of space in your home and be an even bigger problem, especially if it’s broken or outdated.
Whether you bought a new exercise machine as an upgrade or it just doesn’t work anymore, you’ll need to properly dispose of your broken exercise bike or treadmill.
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Best Disposal Options for Broken Exercise Equipment
Taking your broken exercise equipment to the dump, leaving it behind a dumpster, or lugging it down the driveway and dumping it at the curb are probably your most tempting options right now. On the other hand, there are many other methods of disposing of exercise equipment that are more eco-friendly – and won’t result in costly fines and fees.
Recycle Broken Exercise Equipment
When you throw your broken exercise equipment in a dumpster or trash it on the curb, it eventually ends up in a local landfill. Home gyms and other exercise machines contain materials that pollute the air, water, and soil in the area they are dumped.
Since exercise equipment isn’t naturally biodegradable, it will sit in a landfill and pollute the Earth for hundreds of years.
When you recycle your broken exercise equipment instead, valuable materials like plastic and steel can be salvaged and reused in the production of new products and materials.
When broken exercise equipment is recycled instead of hauled off with your bulk garbage pickup, you help create jobs, boosting the economy by millions of dollars every year.
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You might be able to have your old gym equipment hauled away for recycling by your curbside recycling service. If they do offer pickup service for recycling, you will have to call ahead and make an appointment for a special pickup. However, you should know that recycling services will charge a fee to pick up bulky items like an old or broken pilates machine.
If your regular garbage service doesn’t offer special collections for recycling, you can usually find a recycling collection event in your area. These are sometimes held a couple of times a year, but you will have to find a way to haul your exercise equipment so it can be recycled.
Exercise Equipment Donation Pickup
Donating your old exercise equipment to charity is a great way to keep it out of the landfill while helping those in need. If your treadmill or cardio equipment is still in good, working order, you should be able to donate it to a nearby charity. If your exercise equipment is broken, you will need to contact the charity first to see if they will still accept it.
Some charities will pick up the exercise equipment you donate. However, you will still have to pay a fee for your exercise equipment to be picked up by a charity. You’ll also have to schedule a pickup appointment, which can mean being on a waiting list for as long 1 or 2 months.
Call or email a few national charities like Goodwill or the Salvation Army to ask if they will pick up your old exercise bike or other exercise equipment. You might also have some luck with a small local charity nearby.
NOTE: Apartments, condos, and hotels usually require a Certificate of Insurance (COI) from any company or organization picking up bulky items. Be sure to check with your building manager no later than a week before your pickup to make sure you can get the COI on file in time.
Don’t forget to ask if there are any special requirements or fees for exercise equipment donation pickup.
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Exercise Equipment Removal & Disposal Services
Avoid the stress of disposing of broken exercise equipment by using a trusted junk removal service. LoadUp is a nationwide junk removal company providing exercise equipment pickup in all major cities across the United States.
LoadUp offers discounted curbside pickup, so you don’t have to wait around all day to have someone pick up your broken exercise equipment.
When you book your pickup with LoadUp to get rid of your junk, you can rest easy knowing that our Loaders will do their best to donate or recycle your unwanted stuff, instead of it going straight to the dump.
LoadUp uses a network of independent contractors who are 100% insured and background-checked to pick up and dispose of your broken exercise equipment and other junk items.
After you schedule your pickup for a day and time window that works best for you, you’ll receive a reminder email the day before your pickup and a confirmation call when your Loaders are on their way. Using LoadUp’s GPS-enabled app, you can track your Loaders in real-time on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
LoadUp is proud to provide their customers with honest, upfront pricing that is 20-30% lower than what most other junk removers charge.
Whether you only have a single piece of exercise equipment to get rid of or a whole load of junk, LoadUp will haul it away and dispose of it for you at a fair and affordable price.
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Here’s a list of some exercise equipment items LoadUp will haul away.
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