How to Avoid Landfill When Getting Rid of Surfboards

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Surfboards are typically made of foam and fiberglass, which can be challenging to recycle. However, there are several responsible methods to avoid sending them to the landfill:


  • Reuse or Donate: If your surfboard is still in good condition, consider selling or donating it to someone who can use it. Many surf schools, non-profit organizations, and individuals are interested in second-hand surfboards.
  • Repair: If your surfboard has minor damages, consider getting it repaired instead of replacing it. This helps extend its lifespan and reduces waste.
  • Upcycle: Get creative and find alternative uses for your old surfboard. It can be repurposed into furniture, wall art, or even a garden bench.

Please note that if your surfboard is beyond repair or reuse, it should be disposed of responsibly. Check with your local waste management facilities to see if they accept surfboards for recycling or proper disposal. In some cases, the foam core can be recycled separately from the fiberglass, but this process is not widely available.