Bicycle recycling near you

Whether your chain is rusted or your frame is bent, there are times when you have to say goodbye to your old bicycle. But how exactly do you get rid of a bike?

Bicycles are made of metal, rubber, and cables that can easily be fixed if broken, or repurposed. Instead of leaving old bikes, trikes, and personal transportation devices in a landfill, try fixing up or recycling yours. Doing so can give these materials a new purpose and keep them from taking up precious space in local landfills.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? knows what to do with old bikes

For bike removal that you can feel good about, book a free estimate with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? today. We’ll come to your house, load your old bicycle into our clean and shiny truck, and make sure the bike disposal process is handled properly.

How do I get rid of old bikes?

There are several ways to get rid of old bicycles. If your bike is in good condition or can easily be repaired, you might consider donating your old bike to a charity, thrift store, or acquaintance in need of a bike. You may even be able to donate your broken bike 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.

Can old or broken bicycles be recycled?

Yes, you can recycle bicycles! Before taking it to a recycling facility, consider the condition your bike is in. If it’s 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.

If your bike is at the end of its life cycle, nearly every piece can be recycled. Bikes frames, chains, and brake pads 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.

Where can I take or donate old bikes?

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we always try to donate items as much as possible. If you have an old bike to get rid of, we can help! We work with all types of local organizations that will accept bike donations, including thrift stores, children’s charities, bike shops, and nonprofit organizations. We’re happy to help you get rid of any old bikes or other unwanted items—let us take care of the heavy lifting. All you have to do is point!

Can you scrap bicycles?

Yes, bicycle frames are made from a variety of metals and materials, such as aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber, that can be sold at a scrap yard. Once accepted, the bikes are broken down and the materials are separated by type in order to be sold and further processed. However, selling them for scrap metal often isn’t worth the hassle, as most places don’t pay very much for them. 

Instead of going through the hassle of haggling with a scrap metal buyer, consider hiring a professional junk removal company like 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We make it easy to get rid of your old bicycles and any other unwanted items you might have around. We’re a full-service junk removal company, which means we’ll take care of all the heavy lifting. There’s no need to move items out to the curb—we’ll remove everything right from where it is, load it into our truck, and then sweep up the area when we’re done! You won’t have to lift a finger.

Bicycle removal made easy

We can help remove all types of bicycles, including:

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Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your old bicycles
  • Road Bikes
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Stationary & Exercise Bikes
  • Plastic Or Metal Bicycle Frames

How our service works:

  1. Schedule your appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
  2. Our truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment window to let you know what time we’ll arrive.
  3. We'll take a look at the items you want to be removed and give you an all-inclusive price.
  4. We'll remove your items, sweep up the area, and collect payment once we’re done.
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