Your Re-Cycling, Please
Published on 12th July 2012
Serco, Sandwell Council’s waste partner, has teamed up with a youth centre in Smethwick to support workshops which recycle old bicycles.
Serco, Sandwell Council's waste partner, has teamed up with a youth centre in Smethwick to support workshops which recycle old bicycles.
The workshops at The Windmill Super Youth Centre are an after-school activity for young people to fix and make bicycles.
The youth centre got in contact with Serco to see if they could help with parts.
Craig O'Connor, workshop leader, said: "Without Serco getting involved the young people would have nothing to work on in terms of bikes and parts.
"We hope we can build on what we have started to ensure the project grows stronger and more young people get involved."
Roy, 15, who goes to the workshops, said: "I enjoy learning about the different styles of bikes and building old bikes up."
Sandwell Council's cabinet member for neighbourhood services Councillor Ian Jones said: 'We are delighted the waste partnership can not only reuse people's old, unwanted bikes but also teach young people useful and practical skills.
"I would encourage anyone with an old bicycle to take it to the Household Recycling Centre in Shidas Lane , Oldbury, and we will ensure it gets to the youth centre to be used."
Find out more about the Household Recycling Centre.