Cycling in Sydney Australia
I recently cracked and old steel MTB frame. It is not worth repairing. Anyone got any good suggestions for the best way to get rid of it? I am in City of Sydney, if that make a difference.
While I am at it, what is the best way to dispose of used bike parts like chains or rims. I have just been chucking them in the bin up until now ;( but surely there is an easy way to recycle them?
There's plenty of junk frames at the Bower. The recycle what they can, the rest is there for anyone to take.
What about the metal recycling depot near your area?
At Hill Street depot near SOP you can drop metat for free. Probably you can at all of those places. One on West Botany St. There used to be one behind what is now bicentenial park.
I know of SOP but it`s for back street boy from City of Sydney to drop off near Sydney.
You can frop off scrap steel and aluminium at Alexandira on Blourke Road, near Green Square http://www.supercatconverters.com/home.asp
Steel is worth about $0.12 per kg, aluminium about $1 per kg
The bike shop my friend worked in had a few bins (Al, ferrous metals etc) that got picked up by a scrap metal place. The scrap metal place did it for free and made the money on selling the scrap. This particular shop was adjacent to an industrial area so this probably made it easier for them.