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Don’t Dump that Bike

Give that old bicycle a second life.

Local garbage and recycling company CleanScapes and local non-profit Bike Works have created a collection system for bicycles at Seattle’s North & South Recycling and Disposal Stations.

The program collects 10-50 bikes weekly for reuse, repair and recycling. The bicycles and parts are delivered to Bike Works headquarters in Columbia City. The bikes are sorted for resale, repair, donation or scrap metal recycling.

The minimal costs associated with implementing this program are recovered through recycling the scrap mental from unfixable bikes. The refurbished bicycles also make bicycling accessible and affordable to people from all walks of life.

Next time you’re at the dump look for the special CleanScapes “RE-CYCLING” dumpsters.