Tires Can Be Recycled
Used or worn bike tires can generally be recycled along with automotive tires. Find out how to recycle tires. There are also free recycling programs for bike inner tubes. Find out how to dispose of bike inner tubes.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Check out the International Bicycle Fund’s directory of community bike programs and youth-specific programs. Some organizations only accept whole, working bikes, but others will accept bikes and parts in any condition, so check before donating.
Recycle Chains with Resource Revival®
Resource Revival® upcycles bicycle chains into products like bottle openers, key chains, and race medals. They offer free UPS pickup for used, rust-free bicycle chains. Find out more.
Upcycle with Bike Furniture Design
Bike Furniture Design upcycles bicycle and motorcycle parts into furniture, and offers donors a discount on their furniture in return. Find out more.
Ways to Reuse
Check out The Cottage Blog or Hometalk for ideas on how to upcycle your bicycle, including creating a hanging pot rack from a bicycle wheel.