There are moments when you should say farewell to your old bicycle, whether your chain is rusty or your frame is bent. However, how does one get rid of a bicycle?
Bicycles are constructed of metal, rubber, and cables, which may be easily repaired or recycled if they break. Instead of throwing away old trikes, bicycles, and alternative transportation equipment, try repairing or recycling them. This should give the items a new purpose and prevent them from taking up valuable landfill space.
Let Us Help You with Your Bicycle Disposal
If you’re struggling to get rid of your bike or simply need an extra pair of hands, feel free to call EZ CleanUp – we’re known for being the quickest and most effective in Philadelphia! We can come to your house, pick up your bike in our transport truck, and make sure that the disposal process is handled effectively.
How Do You Get Rid of Old Bikes?
There are a few options for getting rid of old bicycles. If your bike is in good working order or can be easily fixed, consider donating it to a church, thrift store, or a friend who needs a bike. You could even donate your broken bike for other parts that you need.
Can You Recycles Old Bicycles?
Bicycles can be recycled, yes! Consider the state of your bike before taking it to a recycling center. Donating it is the greatest option if it is still in a good condition or it may be easily repaired. Even if it can’t be entirely fixed, it could be used as a source of parts for other bikes. It’s always a good idea to see whether your bike can be repaired or used before sending it to be recycled.
Getting Rid of Specific Bike Parts
Almost every part of your bike can be recycled when it reaches the end of its life cycle. Bicycle chains, frames, and brake pads are constructed of metal and rubber and can be removed, broken down, and reassembled to create entirely new products. Even old bicycle parts can be repurposed and reassembled to create new bicycles! Check with your local recycling center to determine if they recycle bicycles, as not all of them are suited to do so.
Because a bicycle is almost entirely recyclable, dumping it in a landfill is not an option. Here are some ideas for how to recycle it:
Scrap material from the bike, such as titanium, aluminum, steel, and carbon fiber, can be melted down and recycled. These parts can be recycled as long as they are not severely rusted or damaged.
A complete bicycle frame can be reused if it is in good condition. The frame can be reconditioned and reused in a new bike, so there’s no need to melt the metal.
If they are in good shape, bicycle chains can be reused in newer products. The manufacturer simply cleans the chain, inspects it for any damages or flaws, and then re-uses it. Additionally, if donating a bike to goodwill isn’t a possibility, recycling is the next best option. Contact EZ CleanUp if you want to recycle your bicycle.
Here’s How It Works with Our Service:
- GET YOUR PRICE – Contact us via phone, online chat, or quote request. We can then discuss a price.
- SCHEDULE A PICK-UP – Shortly before your appointed window, a member of our uniformed truck team contacts you to schedule a time and place.
- WE HAUL IT AWAY – Simply point to the old or broken bicycle(s) you want removed when we arrive, and we load them into our truck and clean up the area. Whenever possible, we recycle and donate anything we can.
How Many Bikes Can You Accept?
Well, how many do you have? We can pick up a large number of them in a single trip, but you need to send us an email first so we can properly arrange it.
Where Can You Find Our Bike Disposal Services?
We now service the Philadelphia metropolitan area, with plans to grow in the near future.
Do You Accept All Types of Bicycles?
We can take almost anything off your hands as long as there are at least some reusable pieces.
What Is the Difference Between ‘Recycling’ and ‘Up-Cycling’ Bicycles?
Some of the bicycles we receive are repairable and reusable. Others are stripped of their usable pieces and repurposed for use on other bicycles. Whatever is left is recycled appropriately.
How Much Does This Cost?
Our pricing is determined by the truckload. We charge $125 per 1/8 truckload.
Extra things we take on our trucks:
We also offer services: Cash for old cars