Category Archives: Recycle & Reuse

Exciting News from the Warehouse

The Warehouse Sale was a huge success! Thank you for supporting your local bicycle nonprofit while getting some great deals. Lots of folks left Bike Works with new DIY projects, refurbished & ready-to-ride bicycles, and big smiles. However, the Warehouse is full again! We are trying to come up with solutions to our relentless storage and processing conundrums, which brings us to our exciting announcement:

Warehouse DIY Sale success.

[Image Description: Two people hold a blue bicycle without wheels above their heads. They look triumphant, like they scored a great deal at a sale.]

Warehouse Now Open Wednesdays

In addition to being open on Saturdays, the Warehouse will be open to the public on Wednesdays from 12pm-5pm. Come check out a DIY-ers dream.

That means the warehouse hours are now:

Hours

Sunday – Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: Noon-5pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: Noon-5pm

Location

3715 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA 98118
(Lower level, entrance in the rear, parking on the street)
(206) 257-5895

What’s coming down the road

Keep your eyes peeled for a new monthly flash sale. The “Bike Works Bargain Bins” will offer multiple bins worth of unwanted items at a fraction of the cost.

Did you know that Bike Works is one of the largest bicycle recycle operations in the country? Our Recycle & Reuse department processes over 7,000 every year. That’s a lot of bicycles being diverted from the waste stream! Some of those bikes are in good enough repair to go into our classrooms or refurbished for the bike shop. A lot of the bicycles & parts that we collect are redistributed to international bike organizations, local artists, or upcycle partners.

Donate a bike to Bike Works and make an impact with your bicycle.

News: Mini Documentary on The Seattle Channel

The Seattle Channel featured Bike Works! In their own words, “There are a number of Seattleites who use a bicycle as a mode of transportation, but gaining access to one isn’t always easy. For the last 20 years, the Seattle non-profit Bike Works has been helping to connect riders and bikes through low- or no-cost ownership programs. Plus, they teach youth and adults to build and repair bikes for themselves and others. And they’ve picked up some pretty dedicated volunteers along the way.”

The Life of a Bike at Bike Works

Danny MRF May 2016It was a busy day for Bike Works at the Recology CleanScapes Material Reclamation Facility. There were 120+ bikes in this container – that’s a lot of discarded bicycles that could potentially get back out on the road.

Thanks to Bike Works’ partnership with Recology CleanScapes, bicycles and bike parts can be donated at four King County Recycling & Transfer stations. All of those bikes are transported to the Georgetown facility where Bike Works staff visit and sort through everything twice a week.

Not all of these bikes make it back to the Bike Works Headquarters mind you, a lot are responsibly recycled right there at Recology CleanScapes. The other bicycles continue to be sorted and dispersed one way or another throughout the community as part of what we call The Life of a Bike at Bike Works. Continue reading