Recycling for 2023
Maybe you have a long-forgotten bike in the shed that you no longer use? Maybe your kids have simply outgrown their current bikes and they are rusting in the back garden unused for a few years. If so, you might consider recycling your old bikes. It’s a great and safe way to dispose of your old, damaged, or unneeded bike and Recycle IT can help.
The best thing to do with an old bike you no longer want is to offer it for reuse – whether you give it, sell or donate it. Even if it’s broken and you can’t repair it, someone else might be able to.
If your bicycle is still in working order, give it to someone you know. If you don’t know anyone looking for a bargain or free bike, then consider selling on places like Donedeal, or listing it on Facebook Community Page
You can also donate working and broken bikes to some charities. You can check locally for a list of charity shops in your area, that may take your old bike.
Bike Repair for Reuse
If your bike needs repairing, there are community organisations that will refurbish and repurpose your bicycle. These include organisations like The Rediscovery Centre. They repair bicycles for reuse. Front Line Bikes in Dublin is another organisation accepting bikes for reuse. They can help get your unwanted bikes to those who really need them.
What Happens to Old Bikes
The most common bike frame is made from steel – it’s sturdy, strong, and reasonably lightweight. It’s also eco-friendly, as 100% of steel can be recycled. Steel can be reused used to make countless products including food cans, cars and even new bike parts. Steel can be melted down and reused over and over again. Recycle IT are happy to be able to recycle your old bikes, steel bike frame and component parts. In fact, we accept all types of metal from around the home, for example, metal gates, metal basketball stands and metal trampolines. (metal only, not fabric material or plastic).
If your bike is made from another metal – like titanium or aluminium – you can also take it for recycling at Recycle IT.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing collection and drop-off services for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Yearly Recycle IT offered drop-off and collection services to thousands of homes and organisations across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, televisions, toasters, cables, lawnmowers, monitors, microwaves and kettles.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.
Visit our website for further details.