Recycling Exercise Equipment
Workouts from the comfort of home are great, they get you the exercise you need, and save you time travelling to and from the gym as well as the membership fee. Treadmills, rowing machines and exercise bikes also record the amount of energy you use and the time it takes to complete your workout.
As with many electrical and electronic items treadmills and other types of electronic gym equipment, do wear out or get damaged after years of usage. Sometimes old equipment just ends up taking up space that is needed for a new or different priority.
Old or unused exercise equipment like a treadmill, steppers and exercise bikes really should be recycled if no longer in use. Removing these items from homes, apartments and even offices frees up valuable space, especially when the exercise equipment is no longer needed.
There are a number of options to consider including reuse, resale or recycling!
Many people are looking for second-hand treadmills to buy. New models are costly and people might only be starting out on a home exercise plan. Instead of allowing your old treadmill to become out of date why not sell it at an affordable price.
Consider reuse by donating your old treadmill, exercise bike or stepper to a friend, a local community group or a charity. Remember any exercise equipment for reuse or donation should be in good condition and fully operational.
Ask a local gym to place a notice on the gym notice board or online asking if a member might be interested in taking your treadmill either free or for a small fee. Again the equipment should be in good condition and fully operational before handing it over for reuse.
Before making your final decision, try asking work colleagues, family members, or neighbours, whether they would use your treadmill. Someone in your network may be interested in your old exercise equipment.
Recycling Gym Equipment
If these options don’t work, you can always safely recycle your old metal gym equipment, treadmills, steppers, or any electrical or metal home exercise equipment. Recycle IT accepts dozens of treadmills and bikes each year for safe recycling, some are damaged, parts are missing or their owners are moving house or apartment and can’t take a treadmill or other types of exercise equipment along.
No matter why you wish to dispose of old or unused items recycling is worthwhile. The metal, plastic and electronic components will be dismantled, separated and broken down for future reuse in new products.
Recycle IT want to inspire all users of electrical items to safely recycle their unwanted, damaged, broken or outdated equipment. Recycle IT offer pre-arranged resident collections, cost-effective personal collections and free drop-off Monday – Friday for households from across the Dublin region and surrounding areas. We like to see an increase in the amount of equipment received for safe recycling rather than an accumulation at home
Please don’t horde items in the hope of future repair for reuse. You should get them repaired quickly and if not recycle them!
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is an award-winning social enterprise providing a community, personal and business collection service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Dublin and surrounding counties.
During 2019 Recycle IT offered to drop off and collection services to tens of thousands of homes, schools, charities and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves and screens
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by Pobal, Dormant Accounts, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.