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How to Dispose of a Used Treadmill

Updated February 21, 2017

Treadmills gets old and hard to maintain. Sometimes the treadmill also goes unused. In both cases, you will eventually have to get rid of your old treadmill to make room for a new one, or to just create space. There are several different things you can do to properly get rid of your used treadmill.

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Sell your treadmill to someone else. You can use a website such as Craigslist.org or eBay.com, or post an ad in your local newspaper. Set the price according to the condition of the treadmill.

Donate the treadmill to a charity. Most charities will accept your used equipment, regardless of condition, and you may also be able to use the donation as a tax write-off. You can also donate the treadmill to a local school or community centre.

Sell the treadmill for scrap. Many scrap dealers will take your treadmill for parts and compensate you.

Give your treadmill to an e-recycling or hazardous-waste firm. Many cities offer a hazardous-waste dump where you can drop off the treadmill. Be prepared. Some cities charge a disposal fee.

Tip

If you're selling your treadmill, be open to negotiation, as people may debate the condition of the treadmill.

Warning

Don't simply toss out the treadmill. The treadmill contains chemicals and materials that are hazardous to the environment, and thus cannot be disposed of through normal means. Be sure to obtain any tax forms if you are donating your treadmill, in case your return is contested.

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About the Author

Jay Darrington has been a professional writer since 2006, specializing in technology. He has published on several online blogs, including iTech24, iPhoneland and Tech101. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication technology from California State University.

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