Bike Recycling Program

Yale has partnered with two local organizations, Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship, and Enrichment Programs (BEEEP!) and the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op, to recycle abandoned, unwanted, or unused bikes on Yale’s campus and provide them to members of the community who need them to get to work or school. Bikes donated from the Yale community will be inspected and repaired at the Co-op, then given to local organizations and individuals in need.

Recycle Your Bike

Leaving campus and don’t want to worry about packing, shipping, or storing your bike? Give your bike to a fellow community member who needs it. Choose the option that works best for you:

  • Drop off your bike at the Bradley Street Bike Co-op (138 Bradley Street, New Haven) Tuesday through Thursday, 4 – 7 p.m. during open shop hours.
  • Call 860-337-2777 or email to schedule an appointment to drop off your bike at the Co-op.
  • Contact the Office of Sustainability to arrange a campus drop-off.

Get Involved

Want to fix your own bike or learn more about bike repair while also helping the community? The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op offers various options for memberships for access to their garage and shop, and discounts for volunteers who work on the bikes donated through BEEEP. If you don’t have your own bike and/or just want to learn more about bike repair, the Co-op is always looking for volunteer mechanics. Read more.

The Office of Sustainability will partner with BEEEP, the Co-op, and other partners to host educational events, raise funds to support bike recycling and education in the community, and expand biking in New Haven. You can support these efforts with a tax-deductible donation to BEEEP! Contact the Office of Sustainability to learn more and get involved.

More about our partners:

BEEEP: Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship, and Enrichment Programs is a New Haven based non-profit that recycles bikes, teaches repair and riding skills, and enriches the community through biking for people who don’t have bikes, who have broken bikes, and who don’t feel safe riding in the city. Read more.

Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op: Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op is a bicycle cooperative in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven. The Co-op offers community space to work on your own bike, volunteer to fix bikes for others, or simply enjoy the space. Read more.