On Tuesday morning, November 9th at 10:00 a.m., the 400th bicycle will be rescued from the landfill thanks to a new bicycle recycling partnership between local garbage and recycling company CleanScapes and local non-profit, Bike Works. Every year, millions of bicycles end up in landfills in the US. CleanScapes and Bike Works have united to turn things around.
“I applaud CleanScapes’ initiative in creating new opportunities for people to bike while helping meet Seattle’s waste reduction goals,” said Councilmember Mike O’Brien, chair of the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee. “As part of our zero waste initiative, the city is looking for every way to recycle and reuse items and every little bit counts.”
Starting in June, CleanScapes began testing a new collection system for bicycles at Seattle’s North and South transfer stations. Special CleanScapes “RE-CYCLING” dumpsters, painted bright green and decorated with bicycle decals, provide Seattleites with a new option for recycling their unwanted bicycles and bike parts instead of throwing them away.
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