How To Properly Dispose of A Basketball Hoop

Basketball hoops are a wonderful addition to your backyard or driveway if you have kids. They’ll get plenty of use out of it all throughout their younger years. But what do you do when they move on to other pursuits?

If you have a used basketball hoop that’s still in decent condition but you no longer want to use it for its original purpose, there are several things you can do instead of just throwing it away.

Donate or sell your hoop
If you want to get rid of your basketball hoop altogether, you have to take it down first.

This is how to take down your basketball hoop safely:

>Remove the net.
>Loosen all nuts and bolts that hold up the board, including at the base.
>Remove the board from the pole.
Some hoops that are cemented into the ground will need more extensive work to remove, such as by sawing. If you don’t have the tools, get help from somebody who does.

Your hoop now is ready to be donated to local charities, thrift stores, schools, community centers, or shelters. This will give others the chance to enjoy the sport and stay active

You could also sell your hoop online through platforms such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or eBay. This will allow you to recoup some of your initial investment and give someone else a chance to use it. Take clear photos and write detailed descriptions to attract potential buyers.

You could also try to swap or trade your hoop. A neighbor might have kids who would appreciate the gesture. See if they have something they’re trying to get rid of that you could use.

Have it picked up and hauled away!
If you don’t want to deal with an old basketball hoop yourself, check out whether your municipality has a pickup day for large items, or whether there’s someplace you can take it for disposal. Call Bay Hauling and we will happily dispose of your basketball hoop with no worries.