PROJECT RECYCLE is a Colorado, Douglas county based 501(c)3 Non-Profit.
Project ReCycle was founded in 2010 to provide smiles to children all over Colorado via a bicycle. That has not changed today. Our first run at this venture led us to create a program that would not only guarantee smiles but would also influence children’s academic behavior in a positive manner. As part of our Dream Bike Program, Children, during their academic year, are encouraged to earn a bike by improving in 3 areas; Respect, Attendance and Academic Growth. Likewise, the children displacement issue is addressed. In late 2012 Project ReCycle merged with a local Castle Rock non-profit. They ran a very successful Christmas event called Bikes for Tykes Colorado. That event was the inspiration for a second program. The original Bikes for Tykes event became a year round program that identifies children living in foster homes or displaced homes. Project ReCycle works with multiple agencies to provide stability for children. The gifted bicycle becomes a constant in a life of change. In order to fulfill the bike requests from the Dream Bike and Bikes for Tykes programs, the Recycle your Bicycle program was created. Project ReCycle collects bicycles from participating locations on a weekly basis. Bikes are brought back to the repair shop and inspected. If a bike cannot be fixed for reuse, it is dismantled. Each reusable part is salvage for future use. All remaining bike parts are then recycled. This year we have launched our Bike Mechanic Series Program. A program designed to educate and provide bike repairing skills to our volunteer force. Processes are in place to assure quality and safety of each bike we donate.