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What to Do with the Bike You Don’t Need Anymore

So You Don’t Send It to the Landfill

What to Do with the Bike You Don't Need Anymore

For some people, bikes are sentimental and part of many great memories. It can be challenging to decide it’s time to move on. Whether the kiddos have outgrown theirs, you’re ready for an upgrade, or you have shifted to a new hobby, learn what to do with the bike you don’t need anymore.

What to Do with the Bike You Don’t Need Anymore

  • Donate to Local Charities: Many charitable organizations gladly accept donations. Look for local charities, community centers, or even schools that might be in need of bikes for various programs.
  • Community Bike Programs: Check if your community has bike-sharing programs or local initiatives that refurbish and distribute bikes to those who can’t afford them. It’s a great way to support sustainable transportation.
  • Schools and Youth Programs: Reach out to schools or youth organizations that might use it for educational purposes or as a means of encouraging physical activity among the youth.
  • Local selling site: Utilize online platforms like Freecycle, Craigslist, or local community groups on social media to sell it to someone who could use it. Be sure to give it a second-hand discount!
  • Bike Shops or Repair Cafes: Some bike shops or repair cafes may accept donated bikes, either for refurbishing or to salvage usable parts. They might even give you a credit toward your next bike!
  • Check with Friends and Family: Spread the word among your friends and family. Someone might be in need of a bike or know someone who is.
  • Your neighbors: Let your neighbors know you’ll put it out on the curb for a day, and offer it for free.
  • Part Recycling: If the bike is beyond repair, consider disassembling it and recycling the parts. Metal parts, tires, and tubes can often be recycled through local recycling programs.
  • Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling. We believe it’s important to keep as much as possible out of the landfill, your bike included. When you call us, we will try to donate to an organization in need, or we will recycle the parts we can. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup.