Frequently Asked Questions: Bicycles

Bicycles a regular staple of most people's lives. Kids go through them like crazy as they grow up! Here are the most common questions our customers frequently ask when in need of help disposing of their old or broken bicycle.

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Bicycle FAQs

What kind of bicycles do you take?

When we say ‘we pick up and remove old bikes,’ that includes all kinds of bikes, including mountain bikes, road bikes, cruisers, tandem bikes, and stationary bikes as well! Let us dispose of your bike so that you can enjoy your new found space.

Can old or broken bicycles be recycled?

Yes, you can recycle bicycles! Before taking it to a recycling facility, you should consider the condition of your bike. 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 truly at the end of its life cycle, it can be recycled almost completely. Bikes are composed mostly of metal parts such as frames and chains. These metal parts are disassembled, broken down, and reused to make 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 bicycles are accepted there, since not all facilities are equipped to handle them. Of course, you can always just call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and let us take care of your bicycle removal for you! We’ll make sure it gets donated or recycled where possible, so you can get rid of your bike the responsible way.

How can I properly dispose of an old bike?

If you need to get rid of your old bicycle, you have a few options. First of all, if your bike is in good working order or can easily be repaired, donating it is a great option. Some places might still accept bikes that can only be used for parts. You’ll need to check with local charities to make sure they accept donations of bikes.   

If your bike can’t be fully repaired, you can recycle your bicycle at a local bike recycling facility. Again, you’ll need to contact your local facility to ensure they can accept bikes for recycling.

If you don’t want to take care of it on your own, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.  We can help with bike disposal, making sure your bikes find an appropriate home. When we say 'we pick up and remove old bikes,' that includes stationary bikes as well!