When the rubber no longer hits the road
Community Cycling Center’s Recycling Program Expands to Include Tires
When we receive a bicycle that is too old, weary or unsafe to refurbish or sell as-is, we recycle it. We first strip it of any parts that we can reuse. We then meticulously take the bicycle apart, responsibly recycling what we can. Until recently, tires were one of the very few components that we were unable to recycle â€“ until Drew Heithaus stepped in.
We are pleased as punch to announce that the Community Cycling Center is now recycling tires thanks to volunteer, Drew Heithaus, and his employer, Industrial Tire Services. Tires have long been a particular challenge in our recycling program â€“ not many businesses offer tire recycling and we have not been able to afford this service in the past. The tires will be recycled through Industrial Tire Services and reused in asphalt and athletic tracks. Our Used Inventory Coordinator, James Keating, estimates that the Community Cycling Center will divert two tons of rubber from local landfills over the course of the year.
We would like to thank the leadership at Industrial Tire Services for donating their services to help make the Community Cycling Center an even more environmentally responsible organization.