The ReCycle Bike Reuse Program encourages Guelph residents to drop off their unwanted, usable bikes. In turn, the program diverts bikes of all different shapes, sizes, colours and conditions from the landfill.
Residents can pickup a maximum of two bicycles per year and are required to sign a waiver. The inventory of bicycles may vary. Bicycles are available to residents year-round, free of charge.
Hours of operation
Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays
Waste Resource Innovation Centre
110 Dunlop Drive, Gate 3
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did the City of Guelph start this program?
Many bikes are brought to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre simply in need of a new home. The City of Guelph encourages residents to reduce waste and recover reusable items. The ReCycle Bike Reuse Program supports these goals by providing increased access to waste reduction opportunities and options. This program is a great way of promoting sustainability while helping out the community.
How many bikes may I pick up at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre?
Residents may pick up a maximum of two bicycles per year and will be required to sign a waiver. The inventory of bicycles may vary.
If I drop off a bike, will I receive a tax receipt?
No. There are no tax receipts associated with the ReCycle Bike Reuse Program.
What will happen if a bike is left at the curb? Will it automatically be added to the program?
The City of Guelph’s residential curbside waste collection program does not include pick-up of large bulky items. Bikes are considered large items and may be collected using the City’s user-pay Bulky Item Collection Program. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the WRIC, ServiceGuelph (at City Hall), the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, the West End Community Centre, the Victoria Road Recreation Centre or the Operations office. Once you have your ticket, call 519-767-0598 to arrange pickup. Reusable bikes will be placed in the program; however, the bulky item fee will still apply for the collection.
Have Police Services been consulted about this program given their involvement with missing or stolen bikes?
The City consulted with Police Services and incorporated their recommendations into the ReCycle Bike Reuse Program.
What will the City do with bikes that cannot be reused?
Non-profit organizations wishing to partner with the City to repair or refurbish unusable bikes may contact the Waste Resource Innovation Centre at 519-767-0598. Non-reusable bikes, or bikes that remain unwanted on the stands, will be recycled as scrap metal.
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