From the Recycle-A-Bicycle site (
On average, RAB salvages 1,800 bicycles each year from the waste stream, diverting a total of 45,000 pounds of waste from NYC's landfills.
If you contact them, they might have more data for you.
Jim Craven
Don't worry.
Be happy.
Ride a bike.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jennifer Shriver
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:15 PM
Subject: [TheThinkTank] Number of bikes trashed and recycled in the US everyyear

Any of you have info on this topic?

Hard data would be best, but estimates of what is recycled -- and what goes to landfill -- in your town would be very helpful.

This is for a state of colorado recycling grant.

And suggestions about who might have this data would also be welcome!

Jennifer M. Shriver, Development Coordinator
Phone: 303-641-2749
2805 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO 80301

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