Cycle recycling

paperboy 28 December 2010 10

I’ve just completed a post-Christmas clean-out and managed to separate the spiders from five or six old bikes.

I would love to see them enter a new life, perhaps in a third world country, but I don’t have any means of getting them to a recycler.

Can someone recommend an organisation that may be able to help.


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Brianna Brianna 7:28 am 07 Jan 11

What about having a read of this story and seeing if you want to donate them to this cause?
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/push-on-for-a-new-sponsor-to-get-disabled-kids-on-their-bikes/story-e6freuy9-1225983258181

JustThinking JustThinking 6:16 pm 02 Jan 11

I agree with those who posted freecyclecanberra.
I have never taken anything from there but have offered stuff a few times.
Last year an 11yo boy was hounding his mum for a BMX for Xmas…she checked them out and couldn’t find one he liked within her price range..she addied on freecycle and low-n-behold my older boys had the same BMX out the back covered in cobwebs. (needed a clean/paint and seat but was his hearts desire)
Less crap in my yard and her sons wish for Xmas…(tried talking her into taking a few bikes,,but she wouldn’t be in it)
I know donating overseas to less fortunate is heart warming…but we have enough of our own in Aussie who need help,,,,esp when it come to kids…

Special G Special G 5:36 pm 30 Dec 10

Speak direct to Johnboy – he may be able to recycle your cycle into a freak bike.

old canberran old canberran 9:42 am 30 Dec 10

Join the group and post your wares……

http://groups.freecycle.org/freecyclecanberra/description

krasny krasny 5:51 pm 28 Dec 10

Close to third world people. http://anubicyclecooperative.wordpress.com/2007/03/04/welcome-to-the-bike-co-op/

Hey! I resemble that remark!

Golden-Alpine Golden-Alpine 4:46 pm 28 Dec 10
random random 4:18 pm 28 Dec 10
rebcart rebcart 3:48 pm 28 Dec 10

Well, the Recyclery at ANU rework old bikes and sell them on for cheap, at the same time as caring for disabled people. And they’re really good with giving people checkups and fixing bikes, too – so many times I’ve needed something fixed, all they charged was the spare part at cost and the labour was anything I was willing to donate. Can’t help with anything overseas, I’m afraid.

Ian Ian 2:50 pm 28 Dec 10

Actually, there was a story on the 7.30 report last night about this.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s3102361.htm

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