For all of the joy and convenience that we might get from our trusty bicycle, getting rid of an old and perhaps rusted bicycle can be a frustratingly sad finale for all of the miles you’ve travelled together.
The bad news is that bicycles can’t be tossed out with the trash - municipal sanitation workers won’t touch them. This can make getting rid of old bicycles a hassle. The good news? Affordable junk haulers near you found right here on JunkGator can eliminate that hassle altogether, quickly and efficiently.
Bike removal, recycling, and disposal services
Old bicycles aren’t necessarily junk. Some old frames could be antiques, some have been conquering roads and paths for half a century and all the need is a little fixing and a new set of tires and they’re good as new.
In most other cases, old bicycles cluttering up your home are just bulky junk taking up space. If nobody wants to take that old bike off your hands, it’s time to consider options like donating (when possible) or having it hauled away quickly with local junk haulers found on JunkGator.
Our reputable teams of junk haulers are available to provide same-day junk removal services in cities and counties across the United States. Junk removal teams found on JunkGator can help de-clutter your home and provide no-contact junk removal for bicycles of all kinds, such as upright bikes, racing bikes, mountain bikes, recumbent bikes, dual-action bikes, folding bicycles, children’s bicycles, children’s tricycles, unicycles, road bikes and much more.
Moreover, junk haulers on JunkGator can help get rid of home gym equipment such as elliptical machines, stationary bikes, indoor cycling equipment, treadmills and more.
Frequently asked questions
Do charity shops take bicycles?
Yes, most charity shops and charitable organizations will accept old bicycles provided that they are in relatively usable condition or can be refurbished. Some charity shops might not take them if there’s no space to keep them, however, so always call in advance and ask them if they’re willing to take your old bicycle.
How long do bikes tend to last?
Some bicycles can last for far shorter than you’d want, some can last up to a century; it mostly depends on the frame quality, since most parts and components need frequent replacing. On average, most bicycles tend to last anywhere from around 15-25 years if well maintained and cared for.
Is it worth it to repair an old bicycle?
Old bicycles might be worth repairing if the frame is in reasonably good condition, but bicycles purchased from most department stores and cheaper bicycles are almost never worth fixing if they’re too worn out or damaged. If the frame is severely rusted, it’s often best to buy a new bicycle. If the frame has just a little rust, rust removal products can help remove it and restore the frame.
Can bikes be recycled?
Most bikes are made of recyclable materials such as aluminum and steel alloys, although not all parts and components may be recyclable. If you wish to recycle your bicycle, you may be able to simply drop it off at a recycling facility as-is or you may need to disassemble the bicycle beforehand.
Eco-friendly bicycle disposal services near you
Don’t let your garage get cluttered up with rusty old bicycles and instead have them hauled away with junk removal services found right here on JunkGator. Our junk removal teams can help de-clutter your home, provide home cleanouts, office cleanouts, bulky item removal, and eco-friendly bike removal and disposal.