Sports Equipment

Alternative ways to recycle
National Recycling Options Recycle with Local Businesses

If none of these alternatives are available to you please PUT IN GARBAGE.

Local Recycling Information 

Please call business before dropping items off 

GEAR HUT
318 Broadway Blvd., Reno I (775) 219-4612
Only accepting mountain sports equipment such as hiking, biking, and camping. For the rest of the winter season, Gear Hut will also be collecting skis, boots, boards, and poles (including old and damaged gear). Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Reno Tennis Center 
2601 Plumas St. Reno
| (775)689-2975
Recycle Tennis balls by dropping them off in the Recycle Balls container located at the Tennis Courts.  They will also accept used Tennis Rackets for the Sierra Junior Tennis Association. 

SALVATION ARMY
Donation Locations | (775) 688-4555
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

St. Vincent’s Super Thrift
500 E. 4th. St. Reno | (775) 322-9824
Please call  for details and/or restrictions. 

SPCA Thrift Store
75 E Moana Ln, Reno | (775) 324-7776
Please call for details and/or restrictions.

Goodwill
5000 Smithridge Dr, Reno |(775)853-7606
Please call for details and/or restrictions.  

Goodwill Outlet 
2424 Oddie Blvd, Reno | (775) 358-6444
Please call for details and/or restrictions.

Friends of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1150 Financial Blvd. #1600, Reno | (775)323-3311
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

RENO SPARKS GOSPEL MISSION
2115 Timber Way, Reno|(775) 323-7999
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

SAVERS
3800 S. Kietzke Lane Suite 250 Reno | (775) 284-4350
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

 

 

 

 

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Do Not Recycle

Sports equipment is almost always made out of mixed materials, making it impossible to recycle. If sporting equipment is unusable, put it in the garbage.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Mail-In Used Baseball Equipment

National mail-in programs like Pitch In For Baseball & Softball and Level the Playing Field are a great way to give your used baseball equipment a second life.

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Mail In Used Tennis Balls

Send in your used tennis balls (in bulk) to RecycleBalls, the leading tennis ball recycling organization in North America.

Donate Sports Equipment

Donate your outgrown or unwanted sports equipment to an organization that will give it to kids who need it. Check out this list of organizations to get started.

Ways to Reduce

Buy Used

Buy used equipment on online marketplaces such as Craigslist, eBay, NextdoorFacebook Marketplace or used gear shops such as Play It Again Sports. Avoid buying safety gear, such as helmets or climbing gear, used as it may not perform as it should.

Ways to Reuse

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Sell or Donate if Usable

Sell used equipment on online marketplaces such as Craigslist, eBay, NextdoorFacebook Marketplace or used gear shops such as Play It Again Sports. Don’t want to bother selling? Donate your equipment to a thrift store.