Recycling and Reuse
Reuse rules at the Community Cycling Center! With the help of our shop staff and volunteers, we attempt to put every donated bike back into use through our programs and retail shop. Even materials that we cannot put into direct transportation reuse are redirected and recycled through a variety of partnerships and programs. In 2010 alone, we redirected more than 21 tons of metal and rubber away from our landfills through our reuse and recycling program.
Are you interested in helping us reuse bicycle related materials? Stop by the shop on a Sunday, anytime between 12pm – 2pm. During these Salvage Sundays, community members in need of bicycle parts or frames can sort through materials the Community Cycling Center is unable to utilize, and purchase cheaply whatever they need.
No need to sign up, if this is something that would potentially support your project, feel free to drop by on a Sunday afternoon. This event takes place behind the bike shop, just come on back. We are unable to supply every participant with tools, so we ask that individuals provide their own. Materials are sold for $0.50 per pound and receipts are required upon departure.
The Community Cycling Center partners with artists and companies in the community to promote the creative reuse of bike parts. One of our oldest partners, Resource Revival, turns used bicycle scrap into functional and decorative artwork. From tables and chairs to key chains and wine racks, their work is a beautiful illustration of turning trash into art.
Free tires can be had from the grey tire bin behind the shop. These tires are placed here to await recycling and are not checked for safety by our shop staff. Please keep this area clean and tidy.
If you have any questions about any of our recycling and reuse opportunities, please contact Gram, our Used Inventory Coordinator, by email Recycler@CommunityCyclingCenter.org or by phone 503.287.8786.