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Bicycle Recycling

Every year, millions of bicycles end up in landfills in the US. Recology CleanScapes and Bike Works have united to turn things around. Since 2010, Recology CleanScapes and Bike Works have partnered to save over 11,000 bikes from the landfill!

Do you have unused or unwanted bicycles or bike parts? You can recycle them! Recology CleanScapes has partnered with Bike Works and King County's and Seattle's transfer stations to create a new recycling opportunity in the region.

At the transfer stations listed below look for special Recology CleanScapes "RE-CYCLING" dumpsters, painted bright green and decorated with bicycle decals.

All of the bikes and parts collected are taken to Bike Works where youth and adult volunteers of all skill levels help sort and repair broken bikes.

The bicycles and parts support youth programs, the Bike Works' community Bike Shop, as well as two bicycle aid programs that redistribute bicycles to Africa. Bikes beyond repair are stripped down to the frame and Recology CleanScapes delivers the leftover scrap metal for recycling.

Bow Lake Transfer Station
18800 Orillia Rd S, Tukwila, WA 98188 (driving directions)

Seattle North Transfer Station
1350 North 34th Street

Seattle South Transfer Station
130 S Kenyon Street

Shoreline Transfer Station
2300 N 165th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133 (driving directions)

*NEW!* Bikes are now accepted at all Recology CleanScapes Store locations where we also carry a small selection of recycled kids bikes for purchase. Stores are located at:
Gilman Village
317 NW Gilman Blvd, #22
Issaquah, WA 98027

Five Corners Shopping Center
15858 1st Avenue S, #A100
Burien, WA 98148

Canyon Park Place
22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy #111
Bothell, WA 98021