Bike

Bike

Bicycle, BMX, Mountain bike, Push bike

Reduce

You can reduce the need to purchase a new bike by

  • Hire an ebike.  eBikes NZ (based in Invercargill) has ebikes and helmets available for hire.
  • Purchase a pre-loved bike from a secondhand store.  Check out the Secondhand Dealers listed in the yellow pages.

 

Repair

Rather than replacing your broken bike, why not see if the bike can be repaired?  Check out the Cycle Sales and Service agents listed in the yellow pages.

 

Reuse

Here are a few suggestions on what else you can do with your bike

  • Gift your working bike to a friend or neighbhour
  • Donate, swap or sell it
  • Bike parts such as handle bars, chains and seats can be useful materials for artists and designers
  • Inner tubes can be used for hanging pictures and decorations from walls and ceilings
  • Inner tubes can be made into handbags, wallets and bracelets
  • Create a unique garden sculpture

 

Recycle

The metal components (i.e. frame) can be recycled.

How do I recycle it?
  • Remove the non-metal components - seat, handle bar grips, rubber from the tyres

 

Where do I recycle it?

 

Disposal

The non-metal parts of your bike cannot be recycled.  The next best practical option is disposal to the regional landfill through your local Transfer station.

 

Where do I dispose of it?