Bikes and treadmills: How to dispose of your unused exercise equipment

Bikes and treadmills: How to dispose of your unused exercise equipment


The last few years have seen a boom in home exercise equipment sales, with people locked inside looking for ways to keep fit. Some people opted for an expensive Peloton bike, or a Concept2 “Ergo” rowing machine, and many more went with a set of free weights. Some even went for a whole home gym.

Now, with gyms and outdoor exercise an option once again, many people have started to look to reclaim that lost bedroom and dispose of this rarely used exercise equipment. However, the difficulty with exercise bikes, treadmills, and rowing machines is that they simply do not fit into a normal-sized car, and so getting rid of them is not an easy task. And if you have added a free-weight set, your car’s suspension will certainly not appreciate carrying that kind of extra weight!

If you are looking to get rid of some old exercise equipment, then Bits Bobs and Old Junk is here to help. Our team of friendly junk disposal experts will help you carry the bike or treadmill out of your house if required, and load it onto our tipper truck for a very reasonable fee.

How to dispose of an exercise bike

Due to the volume of exercise bike sales over lockdown and the number of people now trying to sell them on eBay, you may well find that your bike either won’t sell or won’t sell for enough to make the hassle of packaging it up and getting a courier to pick it up is worth the effort. Many exercise bikes weigh in excess of 20kg, and just trying to get such an item packaged up and sent to an eBay buyer may cost you over a hundred pounds. Instead, why not get BBOJunk to collect it from your house for a small fee and dispose of it for you?

How to get rid of a treadmill

Treadmills are bulky pieces of equipment that are difficult to disassemble and are even less popular on second-hand marketplaces. Rather than leave it in the spare bedroom as a glorified clothes rack, let our rubbish removal experts collect it from your property and take it off your hands.

How to discard a rowing machine

Rowing is a fantastic full-body workout, and home rowing machines are a great way to get fit and tone your physique, but if you bought a rowing machine over the last few years and have since decided that it is not the exercise for you, then don’t let it clutter up your spare room. That rowing machine could be quickly and easily collected by BBOJunk’s friendly removal team, and you can reclaim that extra space.

How to get rid of a home gym

Maybe you have decided that you prefer the sociability of a real gym, or maybe you prefer the free weights and machines that your local gym offers, or maybe you’ve decided that you need that extra room as a children’s room or study. Whatever the reason that you want to get rid of your home gym equipment, our friendly team of junk removal experts can help you dispose of all your equipment and weights for a very reasonable fee. Avoid the hassle of taking photos of everything to try and sell it on eBay or Facebook Marketplace only for the buyers never to turn up – we collect the items and you’re done.

What happens to the exercise equipment you collect?

Our rubbish collection team are experts in environmentally friendly waste disposal. Where possible, we will recycle or upcycle items we collect, and if they are not salvageable then we will recycle all the parts possible before taking the non-recyclable parts to the tip. No matter what we collect from your property, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your items will be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

How can I organise a pickup?

If you would like to discuss getting rid of your old, under-used, or broken exercise equipment, then call us today on 0208 244 5070 or book a collection via our simple online form.

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