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Pilot program to recycle unwanted bikes and trikes

December 18, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority (BCSWA) and "Bikes for the World" have signed an agreement to implement a one-year pilot program for the collection, recycling and reuse of unwanted bicycles and tricycles, Solid Waste Authority chairman Clint Hogbin announced in a news release.

To participate, bicycles or tricycles of any age, condition or manufacture may be recycled at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center or the South Berkeley Recycling Center, according to the release.

"Bikes for the World" is a sponsored project of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, which Hogbin said is a 7,000-member nonprofit advocacy and educational organization that promotes bicycling.

The organization's mission is to collect valuable but unwanted bicycles and related parts, tools and accessories in the United States and deliver them to community development programs assisting the poor.

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As much as possible, "Bikes for the World" uses the donated bicycles to help set up self-sustaining bicycle repair operations which can make enough money to pay the direct costs for subsequent shipments of donated bicycles, according to the release.

More information about the bicycle organization is available online at www.bikesfortheworld.org. Information about the county recycling center's location or hours of operation is available online at www.berkeleycountyrecycling.com.

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