Scrapping Sports Equipment
There are plenty of sports that require equipment made from metal. Many different sports and many different types of metal can be recycled from them. Also be sure to check with your local scrap yard in your area to make sure they accept the equipment you have. And have them analyze or test the metal if you aren’t sure what it is.
At The Gym
- Hand Weights – Usually made from iron or with steel handles with rubber weights on the end, hand weights can be scrapped for the weight, which is easy to figure out. Just look at the number.
- Bench Press Bars – Usually made from steel and the standard weight of them are anywhere from 25-50 pounds by themselves.
- Bikes – Whether they are stationary or regular, bikes can be scrapped usually for aluminum or steel price. Stationary bikes will have steel and an electric motor inside.
- Fitness Equipment – Big and bulky equipment like treadmills and ellipticals, can pay off with both steel, copper, motors, aluminum, and stainless steel. Often times homeowners are looking for people to pick them up for scrap.
On The Field
- Lacrosse Sticks – They usually have a plastic basket with the netting on the top, but the stick itself is either aluminum or titanium. If you aren’t sure be sure to scratch the metal, white and soft will be aluminum and hard and grey will be titanium.
- Baseball/Softball Bats – Before they hit the major leagues with wooden ones, baseball and softball bats are often times made from aluminum. However newer models are often composite bats (graphite, carbon fiber, fiberglass) and wouldn’t be worth scrapping.
- Pitching Machines – When they are too old to continue to pitch during practices, pitching machines can be scrapped for steel and the electric motor.
Hitting The Greens & The Slopes
- Golf Clubs – The irons, are ironically often made from titanium or stainless steel shafts. Only the heads are made from iron. You can check them with a scratch test to see what kind of metal you have. Stainless steel with be hard and silver in color, whereas titanium will be hard and a dull grey in color.
- Ski Poles – During the winter months the northerners will often be found on the slopes with ski poles. Those poles are usually made from aluminum and can be scrapped.