Re-Cycle: Options for Old Bikes in Lake County

As a mom of multiple kids, the only thing I have more of than old car-seats in my garage is bikes. Kids grow so fast that they need new bikes every year. What’s a parent to do not only with all the old bikes but also to save money as their kids grow on bikes? We’ve rounded up some great options for you to recycle bikes both by trading them in and up for other bikes or for parts.

Bike recycling in lake County

Bike Resale Events in Lake County

Resale is recycling! You donate your old items and you get new ones, give your old items to someone else to be new to them. It’s one of our favorite ways to go green. The following cities are hosting bike resale events, you don’t need to have a bike to sell to participate, just stop by on the sale date and get a new to you bike for a great deal!

April 6 Adler Park Bike Resale
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Adler Park Lodge, 1500 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Have a bike to sell? You can drop off April 5 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sale accepts only Cash or Checks. Contact the Recreation and Sports Department at (847) 918-7275 for more information.

April 13 Antioch Bike Resale
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Antioch Parks and Recreation Department, 806 Holbek Drive, Antioch
Have a bike to sell? Drop-off at the gym Thursday, April 11 or Friday, April 12. The sale will accept and feature bikes, bike accessories, helmets, scooters, and jogging strollers. Call (847) 395-2160 for more information.

Bike Recycling in Lake County

Bikes are worth way more than the metal and plastic pieces that make them.  Parts can be reused on other bikes and into new bike machines that can help global communities with basics such as pumping water. The Working Bikes Cooperative out of Chicago rescues discarded bicycles and refurbishes them. They use them in bikes and other ways to help empower local and global communities. The following Lake County Bike Shops serve as drop-off locations for Working Bikes Cooperative:

Learn more about Working Bikes Cooperative and follow them on Facebook.

Know about a recycling or resale event we missed? Tell us about it in the comments and we will add them!

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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