How to Dispose of a Used Treadmill

    Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

    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 center.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

    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.


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


  • 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.

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.