Subiaco City Council : Recycle your bike and help at-risk youths

04/12/2021 | 02:17am

City residents can now give their old bikes a new lease on life, support a circular economy, and help at-risk youths thanks to a new partnership between the West Metro Recycling Centre and Dismantle.
Suitable bikes dropped off at the recycling centre will be saved from scrap metal and donated to Dismantle for use in their BikeRescue mentorship program which helps at-risk youths reach their full potential.
Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) CEO Stefan Frodsham said not only did this initiative provide a responsible reuse avenue for old bikes, it also provided at-risk youth with a future.
'Instead of putting bikes on the verge, member and participating council residents can now drop them off for free at the West Metro Recycling Centre knowing they can be reused for a good cause,' he said.
City ratepayers can drop off their old bikes, along with a range of other items not suitable for kerbside collection, for free every day at the West Metro Recycling Centre in Shenton Park. You can find a list of accepted items on the WMRC website.
Proof of residence is required to gain free entry into the West Metro Recycling Centre.
WMRC also runs a range of waste education training courses and events throughout the year, such as an upcoming Recycling Facility Tour. These help residents better understand where their waste goes and how they can help live more sustainably. Visit the WMRC website for more on these events.

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