Last year, CleanScapes started a partnership with Bike Works to save unwanted bikes from the dump. The garbage collection company instead began donating bikes they recovered from Seattle’s North and South Transfer Stations to Bike Works.
Now, King County has announced that it is joining the cause by collecting unwanted bikes and parts at the Shoreline Transfer Station and donating them to Bike Works, too.
Bike Works is such a magical organization. It even has the power to turn trash into freedom! (though, of course, it needs the help of volunteers like you to make it all happen)
From King County:
Unwanted bicycles and old bike parts that might normally end up in the scrap metal bin can now have a second life, thanks to a new partnership between King County, Bike Works and CleanScapes.
In an effort to increase recycling and reduce waste, King County is collecting unwanted bicycles and parts at its Shoreline Recycling and Transfer Station and delivering them to Bike Works, where they are refurbished for repair and reuse. CleanScapes provides the recycling bin and hauls the collected materials to Bike Works. There is no cost to drop off these items at the County’s Shoreline facility.
“This program helps us move closer to our goal of zero waste of resources,” said Kevin Kiernan, Director of the Solid Waste Division with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. “Reusing and recycling these valuable materials gives us more space in our landfill for the things that need to be there.”
More information on all of the recycling opportunities available at Shoreline can be found at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/transfer.asp.