There comes a time when you have to say goodbye to your old bicycle--a rusted chain or your frame is bent. You wonder, how exactly do I get rid of a bike?
Bicycles are made of materials that can be easily fixed if broken, or repurposed --metal, rubber, and cables. Landfill alternatives to old bikes, trikes, and personal transportation devices would be recycling or fixing them up. Giving these materials a new purpose keeps them from taking up precious space in local landfills.
For bike removal that you can feel good about, book a free estimate with JUNK XPRESS today. We will come to your house, load your old bicycle(s) into our truck, and make sure the bike disposal process is handled properly.
Here is how our service works:
1. Simply contact us via online chat, call, or fill out a quote request.
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will contact you shortly before your scheduled window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the old or broken bicycle(s) you want removed, we will place them in our truck, and tidy up the area.
We will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.
There are several ways to get rid of old bicycles. If your bike is in good condition or can easily be repaired, you might can donate your old bike to a charity, thrift store, or acquaintance, or donate it for parts.
If your bike can’t be fully repaired, you can recycle your bicycle at a local specialty recycling facility.
Contact your local recyclers to find out if they can accept bikes for recycling.
Yes, you can recycle bicycles!
If your bike is still in working order or could easily be fixed up, donating it is the best option. Even if it can’t be fully repaired, it could potentially be used for parts to help fix up other bikes. It’s always best to see if your bike can be fixed or used in other ways before deciding to send it for recycling.
Nearly every piece can be recycled, whether it's the frames, chains, and brake pads, because they are made of metal and rubber that can be disassembled, broken down, and made into brand new products. Old bicycle parts can even be reused and built to make new bicycles!
Make sure to check with your local recycling facility to see if they recycle bikes, as not all facilities are equipped to handle them.
Many rubber products, such as bike tires and inner tubes, cannot be included in your regular curbside recycling. Old tires can be recycled by specialty recyclers or reused in other interesting and fun ways, such as in arts and crafts projects.
If you want to recycle your old tires, contact your recycling service to find out if they accept used or broken tires or inner tubes. If they don’t, reach out to specialized recycling facilities to find out if they accept tires.
You may also contact local bike retailers to learn about any tire trade-in or donation programs.
No need to keep stumbling past that old bike -donate it! There are plenty of local organizations that will accept bike donations, including thrift stores, children’s charities, bike shops, and nonprofit organizations like San Francisco Adult Rehabilitation Center and the Goodwill.