A-Z Recycling Guide -- Bicycles
Bikes that cannot be repaired may be treated as scrap metal at the following drop-off centers. Remove tires, tubes, and other large, non-metal parts.
Bicycle tires may be recycled along with automotive tires. Call your local tire store or see listings under the "Tires" section of this guide.
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd. (co-located with ReSource)
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Accepted materials: Bicycles, bike parts, bike tires and tubes for recycling. Tubes are recycled into wearable gear and tires are recycled into playground base material. Thornless tubes and tubes with sealer are accepted. A $.50 per tire fee is charged to help cover the cost of collecting and shipping these items. Bicycles are donated to Community Cycles for parts or refurbishing. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged $3 per visit in addition to any per item fees.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
2805 Wilderness Pl., Ste. 1000
Boulder CO, 80301
Phone: (720) 565-6019
Hours: Tues. & Thurs. - Sun. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Wednesdays.
Accepted materials: Bikes or bike parts that will be refurbished for distribution through several community programs locally and overseas. Unused materials are recycled. Call or check website for drop-off locations and hours, or to arrange a pick-up.
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
Boulder County Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center
286 Ridge Rd. (E. of Peak to Peak Hwy.)
Nederland, CO 80466
Phone: (303) 258-7878
Accepted materials: Scrap metal for recycling during staffed hours only. Appliances are accepted for a fee. Call for more information.
City of Louisville
The City of Louisville is offering a pilot scrap metal collection program. Drop off items that are at least 50% metal for recycling--such as microwaves, toasters, pipes, shelving, empty paint cans and more--at the Public Works and Operations Yard at 1600 Empire Rd. in Louisville from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, city holidays excepted. The program will not accept refrigerators or other appliances containing Freon, propane canisters or other sealed tanks, cable, wire, batteries or any hazardous waste. (Find options for recycling these materialshere.) Learn more about the scrap metal recycling program.
839 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 444-4196
Service provided: May do trade-ins depending on condition and need for used bikes. Call for more information.
303 Atwood St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 772-7773 (Margie)
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Service provided: Call to find out if they are accepting large working appliances, mattresses or box springs. You can always drop off small working appliances, used clothing, shoes, linens, dishes, bicycles, eyeglasses, sunglasses, luggage, furniture, plastic shopping bags, medical equipment and other small household items.