Do you have old bicycles or parts cluttering up your shed or garage?
Have you recently replaced your bicycle or outgrown it? Would you like your old bicycles to be recycled?
If the answer is yes, CycleRecycle may be able to help. We collect unwanted bicycles, and recycle them.
We strip them down to parts, evaluate and renovate if necessary, but most importantly, we keep bikes of out landfill.
Please contact us if you would like CycleRecycle to recycle your unwanted bicycles
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I donate a bike to you?
Donating a bike is easy, we can collect from you at a time that is mutually convenient. At this time we can only collect from the Waveney & Suffolk Coastal Districts. Alternatively, if you can bring the bikes to our Kessingland shop we can give you a CycleRecycle Discount Card as a thank you for your donation.
Why should I recycle my bike?
We promote keeping bicycles out of landfill. Bicycles by their nature are very difficult to recycle as they have different grades and types of metal used in their construction. They also have rubber tyres and inner tubes. the contact points can be made from various different types of plastics. The whole thing is a headache for the recycling centres so they tend to throw them into general waste (or land fill as it is better known). We take the bike and strip it down. We are yet to come across the bike that doesnt have some salvageable parts. We clean and service the parts and restore them to their former condition.
What about a trade in?
We offer a trade in service. We would need to see the bicycle you would like to trade in first to give you a trade in value. Please contact us regarding trading in.
Do you send my donation to the third world?
Whilst we agree wholeheartedly with the concept of sending unwanted bicycles to the third world, there are many charitys that do this already. Our concern is that when a bicycle breaks down in the third world, there is invariably less likelyhood of it being fixed, or indeed recycled. We are determined to keep bikes and parts out of landfill, here in the UK and globally. Sending bikes overseas can mean that bikes end up into foreign landfill, and the carbon footprint that comes from shipping bikes mean this is something that CycleRecycle wouldnt want to contribute too.
if you have a bike you would like to keep out of landfill please fill out the form below