Bicycle, BMX, Mountain bike, Push bike


You can reduce the need to purchase a new bike by

  • Hire a bike.  The Invercargill Environment Centre has bikes and helmets available for hire.
  • Purchase a pre-loved bike from a secondhand store.  Check out the Secondhand Dealers listed in the yellow pages.



Rather than replacing your broken bike, why not see if the bike can be repaired? 

  • Bike Dr - Invercargill Environment Centre operate a Bike Dr service, where you can not only get your bike repair but also learn how to repair it yourself.
  • Check out the Cycle Sales and Service agents listed in the yellow pages.



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

  • Gift your working bike to a friend or neigbhour
  • 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
  • The Invercargill Environment Centre are always on the look out for old bikes



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?



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?