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Reusing bicycles and donated goods

Do you have any old bicycles suitable for reuse?

Any bicycle disposed of at the Reuse and Recycling Centre is sent to Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) ISIS, where young offenders are trained in bicycle repair.

The bikes are cleaned and repaired and sent to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice for sale. All profits are used for the work that the Hospice do.

Achievements

  • Over 40 offenders have successfully achieved Cytech one theory course within their prison sentence, and are then able to develop their skills and pursue a career as a bike mechanic once released
  • We have raised over £3,000 for the Hospice
  • Over 250 bikes have been repaired and reuse
  • Over 2.5 tonnes of bicycles have been diverted from the waste stream.

The scheme is a partnership between the Council, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice and the Young Offending team at HMP ISIS.

Reuse centre and shop

Following on from the bicycle project, we are opening a reuse centre and shop at the Reuse and Recycling Centre in partnership with the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

Any items you bring, that can be reused or need a small amount of repair, can be donated. Volunteers clean and repair the items, which are sold at the shop or at a Hospice shop.