When you ride a bike you are being green so to speak. Keep the sport as green as possible and turn in your old tires, tubes - even bikes - for recycling. Several GORC members continue to use these recycling services to keep old tires out of the landfill.
Recycle Your Tubes and Tires
Recycle bike tires (50 cents ea) and tubes (free) while helping raise money for a local non-profit by dropping your used up rubber hoops off at these fine establishments:
- REI (Brentwood)
- Hub Bicycle (Webster Groves)
- Big Shark (University City Loop - tubes only)
- The Bike Center (Des Peres)
Since 2008, these shops have recycled nearly 3 tons of tubes and tires that get a second life as new auto tires and rubber ground cover. They are not made into "tire derived" fuel. In the process, over $500 has been raised for a local non-profit employer, W.A.C. Industries.
Recycle Your Used Bicycle!
BicycleWorks accepts bikes in any condition, see www.bworks.org, under the 'donate' tab for specific details)
Since 1988 BicycleWorks has re-purposed for nonprofit programming, 10,000 bikes (and bike parts) that would have otherwise gone to a landfill. Each year about 50 at-risk kids from the city learn about bike safety and basic maintenance, while they earn a refurbished bike, helmet. lock, and light through their free Earn-A-Bike program.