Tri-Cities Drop Offs!

We are pleased to announce that we now have a location in COQUITLAM for Bicycle Drop Off Donations.

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We’ll be working with long time friend Terry (Owner and operator) at Wheelies, who will help us get the bikes back to our Vancouver Bicycle Recycling center.

WHEELIES BMX SHOP is open from 11-7, Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday)

PLEASE call ahead to make sure there is available space for larger donations.

105-3200 Westwood St. Port Coquitlam, BC
P: 604-944-4980 // E: info@wheeliesbmx.ca

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Surrey Christmas Bureau kids bikes and ROTARY CLUB adult bikes!

The Surrey Christmas Bureau came by to pick up 30 fully tuned Kids bikes from us and just the next day the ROTARY CLUB came by to pick up almost 40 adult sized bikes that will be going to the Phiippines!

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BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY came by, AGAIN!

We had the good folks from BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY come by recently to collect a trailer load of bikes that will eventually end up being shipped to Africa in a storage container.

The container stays there and gets converted into a work station and the bikes make their way to those in the area that need them most!

Normally we supply at least 200 bikes a year to this program!

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BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY came by!

We had the good folks from BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY come by recently to collect a trailer load of bikes that will eventually end up being shipped to Africa in a storage container.

The container stays there and gets converted into a work station and the bikes make their way to those in the area that need them most!

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About Us

Vancouver Bicycle Recycling has been established to initiate a means of returning unwanted or abandoned bicycles back into the community.

Hundreds of bicycles Arrive at the Vancouver area Landfills on a daily basis. These are bicycles that could and should be repaired and made available to many a rider in need.

We are not a charity, nor do we pretend to be. We have costs associated with running the program like any business would.  The bikes that get donated normally end up in 3 groups:

REPAIRABLE, if the bike can be fixed up to get back on the road, we will give it a full   tune up, by professional bike mechanics, using either new or used parts. These are then sold in our store as very reasonably priced up-cycled used bikes.

UNREPAIRABLE, if the bike is beyond repair, we ensure that it gets stripped down as efficiently as possible, usable parts are kept to mend other bikes, the remaining parts are separated into Steel, Aluminum, Rubber, Hard Plastic to be properly recycled.

GIVEN AWAY. We work with a number of local charities and organisations to get the bikes into the hands of the people that need them most.

Check our TESTIMONIALS page for thank you letters from happy recipients.

Most kids bikes are fixed up and given away for FREE as we’re strong believers that every kid should have access to a bike.

If you are a charity or organisation that would be interested in benefiting from our service, we are always glad to try and help any way we can, just give us a call on 604-736-7433

If you have a bicycle to donate to us, you can refer to our PICK UP’s page for how to contact us, or you can always drop it off in person to 2255 West Broadway (block and 1/2 West of Arbutus)  between 10-7 daily.

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WHY Donate?

Not only do we up-cycle some of the bikes donated, but also recycle all of the bikes that we are not able to refurbish.

Those that are not up-cycled  get stripped down as efficiently as possible. Usable parts are kept to help mend other bikes, the remaining parts are separated into Steel, Aluminum, Rubber, Hard Plastic to be properly recycled in the right way to ensure they do not end up in the landfill.

As of 2011, Canada’s municipal waste generation scored a D, ranking last place out of 17 countries on the municipal waste generation indicator.

Per capita, Canada produces 894kg of municipal waste each year. This means that if you weigh 74kg, you are roughly producing your body weight in waste every month.

Many of the bikes end up in the hands of those who need them most, such as those on a low budget that would otherwise not be able to afford a reliable bike.

Kids bikes are normally fixed up and given away as we believe on getting as many kids on bikes as possible.

Lastly many of the bikes end up going to good causes such as donations form us to local charities, local and international aid organisations.

With our FREE pick up service, we take out all the hassles involved with trying to recycle the bicycle properly yourself, knowing with peace of mind that the bike will be appropriately taken care of.

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