Have you ever looked at that decades-old treadmill sitting in a dark corner of your living room and asked yourself: “Am I ever going to use that thing again?” If you have a stationary bicycle, elliptical machine, rowing machine, or other type of exercise equipment that you haven’t used in years, it might be comforting to know that you´re not alone. One recent study found that at least 40 percent of people who had purchased exercise equipment in the past year are not using that equipment as much as they had originally anticipated.
The purchase of exercise equipment is perhaps one of the most common and noteworthy “impulse purchases” that consumers tend to make. After stepping on the scale and seeing a few more pounds that what you expected to see, many people may hastily log onto their Amazon.com account and purchase exercise equipment that they promise themselves to use daily. After a few days of sweaty early morning workouts, many of those pieces of exercise equipment are relegated to an abandoned corner of the home.
If you have exercise equipment sitting around your home or business that is either broken down or you no longer use, how exactly are you supposed to go about throwing those items away? Due to their bulky and heavy nature, most pieces of exercise equipment can’t simply be thrown away with the regular trash. In fact, if you take your old elliptical machine or Cross-Fit Machine out to the curb with your regular trash, you may face a fine for “illegal dumping” practices.
Fortunately for homeowners, business owners, and other residents of San Fernando Valley, Junk King of San Fernando Valley offers a practical and straightforward way to get rid of all of your unused exercise equipment. In this short article, we offer three simple tips for the easiest exercise equipment removal.
Tip #1: Try to Sell or Donate your Used Exercise Equipment
Before you call your local waste management company to inquire about getting rid of your used exercise equipment, you might first try to either sell or donate that equipment that is still in decent shape. Listing your used exercise equipment on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace doesn’t take a lot of time, though you will have to make arrangements to be at home if someone wants to come and take a look at the item before purchasing.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of trying to sell your used exercise equipment, you could also donate these items to Goodwill or some other local thrift store. Of course, you will need to have a heavy duty truck or trailer and a strong back to take those items out of your home and to the drop-off location.
Tip #2: Recycle your Used Exercise Equipment
Many different types of used exercise equipment will have electronic components. These electronics essentially make your used equipment a form of e-waste. Because e-waste potentially has dangerous chemicals and heavy metals, many pieces of used exercise equipment cannot be tossed into the landfill. If you need to get free up space in your home or business, you might consider hauling your old treadmill or exercise bike to a recycling center or bulky waste drop-off collection facility.
Tip #3: Hire Junk King of San Fernando Valley for your Exercise Equipment Removal Needs
If you don’t have the time, the energy, or the means to sell, donate, or haul your old exercise equipment to the nearest donation or recycling center, Junk King of San Fernando Valley is here to help you. We firmly believe that getting rid of used exercise equipment and other bulky junk items shouldn’t be a hassle for our customers. If you don’t have the time, the means, or the capability to either donate or drop-off your used exercise equipment, we offer the easiest and most efficient option.
Simply give us a call to set up a time for pickup. Our junk removal teams will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling so that you don’t have to try to carry your heavy exercise equipment out to your driveway or garage. We are proud to be the top-rated junk removal company in the southern California region, and we provide the most efficient and environmentally friendly junk removal services to the complete San Fernando Valley area, including: Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Los Angeles, Newbury Park, North Hollywood, Oak Park, Porter Ranch, San Fernando, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, Westlake Village, and Woodland Hills.
Furthermore, when you hire us, you can also rest assured that you will be getting the most eco-friendly junk removal company in the southern California region. We go the extra mile to find ways to either donate or recycle all of the junk items we pick up. If your used exercise equipment is still in serviceable shape, we work with several thrift stores and charities where we can donate those items. If the junk item is beyond repair, we also have relationships with all of the leading recyclers to ensure that your junk, and especially your e-waste items, stay out of the landfill!
A Commitment to Fair and Transparent Pricing for your Exercise Equipment Removal Needs
Lastly, providing our customers with “fair and transparent” pricing is one of the hallmarks of our company and we even offer your four different ways to get a free estimate for any exercise equipment removal need you may have:
- On-Site Pricing Estimate: On-site pricing is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. Unlike other companies, our on-site pricing estimates are completely free, and come with no-obligation on your part. Our junk removal professionals will inspect the junk you need hauled away and offer you an upfront price. If a price agreed upon, we will often be able to haul away your used exercise equipment the same day you contact us.
- Call to Talk with a Trained Customer Service Representative: If you´d prefer to talk with someone before making a decision, you can call us toll-free at 1-888-888-JUNK. Our customer service representatives can offer you a pricing estimate and help you plan the logistics of removing your used exercise equipment.
- Text us a Photo: Also, you can simply take a photo of your junk and text us at 737-888-5865. We will promptly text you back a transparent price estimate. Once you accept the estimate, all you have to do is wait for the Junk King truck to arrive.
- Online pricing estimator: Lastly, Junk King also offers an easy-to-use online pricing estimator. Simply enter your zip code to ensure that you are in right service area and provide a few more pieces of information regarding the type and size of the exercise equipment you need removed. Our pricing estimator allows you to receive a transparent cost estimate based on either the actual items you need hauled away, or the anticipated volume in the Junk King truck you plan on taking up. The online pricing estimator is convenient, reliable, and time saving for those on a tight schedule.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up.
Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible.