How to Dispose of Used Treadmills

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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 or, or post an ad in your local newspaper. Set the price according to the condition of the treadmill.

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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.

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

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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.