Project ReCycle was started in 2010 with a purpose of making children smile by providing them a bicycle. In order to fulfill the bike requests from our Dream Bike and Bikes for Tykes programs, we created a program to recycle bicycles. We called it Recycle your Bicycle (RYB).
We collect bicycles from our participating locations on a weekly basis. Bikes are brought back to our repair shop and inspected. If a bike cannot be fixed for reuse, we dismantle it. We inspect each part from the dismantle bike for future use. We try to use every working part from dismantle bikes. The remaining parts are recycled.
Our RYB program runs annually. We engage bike retailers, schools, churches, Home owner associations, Corporations, local Businesses, bicycle shops and several civic groups and help them organize bike recycling efforts. Additionally, we have setup drop off locations for individuals wishing to recycle their bikes on an individual basis.
Donors must be able to drop of bicycles at participating locations. Locations are available here. All bikes sizes and all conditions are accepted.