USED TREADMILL BELTS - any good uses for them?

I fix gym equipment, so I throw away quite a few used treadmill belts. some of them are in good shape but just got too dirty to be useful anymore (friction problems).  seems a shame to throw out all that plastic, surely there are some good uses...can anyone think of some?  I just installed 8 today and hauled away the old ones.

In the past i have screwed them to the bottom edge of garage & bay doors to act as an extra weather seal - helps prevent the cold air from rushing in those air gaps.

the belts have a pvc topcoat and textile/woven fiber bottom. I wonder if any recyclers would take them...i hate dumping stuff in landfill.

Wasnt sure where to post - resources, free stuff, Green....they would all apply really...

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DavidM1652 years ago

Contact David at Banausic Designs (email: bikepartist@yahoo.com) about discounts on finished products in exchange for your used treadmill belts.

Www.facebook.com/BanausicDesigns

mickeyaaaa (author)  DavidM1652 years ago
Wow, that is some really creative use of treadmill belting. Im doubtful it would be worth the cost of shipping, you could get a steady stream of used belts from local fitness repair shops likely.

I found a great use for them in my yard as a weed barrier underneath driveways and rock areas...
Thank you for the compliment.
I actually do get most of my belt supply from a fitness repair service. I'm always looking to reach out to a wider audience. The shipping cost is a bit of a hurdle but not impossible to overcome. That is, assuming it is in the continental US.
mickeyaaaa (author)  DavidM1652 years ago

I'm in Canada, so yeah the shipping would be more....

I am also interested in your used treadmill belts. How can I contact you for shipping or pickup?

I am also interested in your used treadmill belts. How can I contact you for shipping or pickup?

I am also interested in your used treadmill belts. How can I contact you for shipping or pickup?

I am also interested in your used treadmill belts. How can I contact you for shipping or pickup?

mickeyaaaa (author) 3 years ago

the used belts are actually worn smooth - slippery if anything. I decided to use them as geotextile fabric to prevent weeds and as a base layer under some landcaping rock...

Toga_Dan3 years ago

Are you still working with these? I'm workin on a farm which has a ramp that's a bit slick. Something to apply to that ramp for better traction would be nice.

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