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Green Guru's Recycling and Upcycling Process

Green Guru's Recycling Program 

We collect and recycle old worn out gear, like bike inner tubes, climbing ropes, wetsuits, tents, sleeping pads, yoga pads and more through our partners and directly with you. At participating bike shops, outfitters, climbing gyms, surf shops and community partners you can find our recycling bin to divert these otherwise waste streams. By choosing to recycle the old gear, it is effectively keep out of the landfill and given a second life as an upcycled Green Guru Gear item. So every bicycle tube, wetsuit, tent, pad, rope, etc. that we collect the environment is that much cleaner. 

We have collected tens of thousands pounds of these old gear streams and been able to repurpose and upcycle these discarded materials into new revitalized gear. Through material processing we are able to remove any overly worn or soiled sections of the gear. We then clean, cut and sew along with recycled and conventional materials into bags, wallets and accessories for a more sustainable lifestyle. 


How to recycle your:


First make sure the gear is really done. We would much rather you get a full life out of it first before we helped upcycle it. If it is a bike tube consider patching it, the same with a tent. If it is really worn out or dangerous to use we want to help give it that second life.

Once that has been determined, we recommend you look for a local recycling partner in the locator map below. We have many partnerships with great retail shops.

If it is easier to send directly to us,we can do that too. We will also send you some stickers and a coupon code as a thanks for helping keep our environment clean. 




2500 47th Street Unit 12 

Boulder, CO 80301 

Note: If you are sending tubes, please be sure they do not have slime and if you can cut them with scissors at the valve that will help them pack easier. As for shipping we suggest USPS Medium Flat Rate crammed with as much as old gear waste you may have. If you have larger volume we suggest UPS Ground. In return for sending gear you will receive a discount code for new gear emailed to you, so please be sure to include your email when sending in gear to be recycled. 


Recycling Program Partner Locations


Store Address City Zip Phone Web Materials
Adams Avenue Bicycles 2606 Adams Avenue San Diego 92116 916.295.8500 Link T
Downtown LA Bicycles 1626 S. Hill St. Los Angeles 90015 213.745.6783 Link T
Helen's Cycles - Arcadia 142 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia 91006 626.447.3181 Link T
Helen's Cycles - I. Martin Bicycles 8330 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles 90048 323.653.6900 Link T
Helen's Cycles - Manhattan Beach 1570-C Rosecrans Ave. Manhattan Beach 90266 310.321.5290 Link T
Helen's Cycles - Marina Del Rey 2472 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey 90291 310.306.7843 Link T
Helen's Cycles - Santa Monica 2501 Broadway Santa Monica 90404 310.829.1836 Link T
Helen's Cycles - Westwood 1071 Gayley Ave. Westwood Village 90024 310.208.8988 Link T
Holland's Bicycles 977 Orange Ave. Coronado 92118 619.435.3153 Link T
Orange 20 Bicycle 4351 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles 90029 323.662.4537 Link T
San Diego Bike Shop 619 C Street San Diego 92101 415.205.5490 Link T
Spoke Folk 201 Center Street Healdsburg 95448 707.433.7171 Link T
Sports Basement - Bryant 1590 Bryant St. San Francisco 94103 415.575.3000 Link T
Sports Basement - Old Mason 610 Old Mason S San Francisco 94129 415.437.0100 Link T
Sports Basement - Sunnyvale 1177 Kern Ave. Sunnyvale 94085 408.732.0300 Link T
Sports Basement - Walnut Creek 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Walnut Creek 94598 925.941.6100 Link T


Store Address City Zip Phone Web Materials
Bicycle Village 2802 S.Havana Ave. Aurora 80014 303.750.1064 Link T
Bicycle Village 9170 Wadsworth Pkwy. Broomfield 80021 303.421.4001 Link T
Bicycle Village 2450 Montebello Square Dr Colorado Springs 80918 719.265.9346 Link T
Bicycle Village 8100 W. Crestline Ave. Littleton 80123 303.978.9699 Link T
Boulder Cycle Sport 4580 North Broadway St Boulder 80304 303.444.2453 x1 Link T
Boulder Cycle Sport 629 South Broadway St Boulder 80305 303.444.2453 x3 Link T
Boulder Rock Club 2829 Mapleton Ave. Boulder 80301 303.447.2804 Link R
Bike Source 5264 South Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood 80123 303.979.6463 Link T
Brave New Wheel 105 East Myrtle St. Fort Collins 80524 970.416.0417 Link T
Campus Cycles 2102 S. Washington Street Denver 80210 303.698.2811 Link T
Coral Key Scuba 6680 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada 80003 303.431.5911 Link W
Cycle Analyst 722 South Pearl St. Denver 80209 303.722.3004 Link T
Cycleton 7480 East 29th Avenue Denver 80238 303.329.0069 Link T
Denver Bicycle 6420 East Colfax Ave Denver 80220 303.333.2453 Link T
Eco-cycle 5030 Pearl St. Boulder 80301 303.444.6634 Link T
Full Cycle 1795 Pearl St. Boulder 80302 303.440.1002 Link T
Full Cycle 1211 13th St. Boulder 80302 303.440.7771 Link T
Green Girl Recycling 120 East 9th Ave Longmont 80504 303.459.3456 Link T, R
Mindful Bike 3509 E. 12th Ave Denver 80206 720.350.4256 Link T
Movement Climbing Gym 2845 Valmont Rd. Boulder 80301 303.443.1505 Link R
Old Town Bicycles 426 S. Tejon St Colorado Springs 80903 719.475.8589 Link T
Peak Cycles 1224 Washington Ave Golden 80401 888.606.1616 Link T
Pearl Velo 4301 Tennyson St Denver 80212 720.468.3220 Link T
Pedal Bikes 2640 W Belleview Ave #100 Littleton 80123 303.798.5033 Link T
Peloton Cycles 3027 E. Harmony Rd Fort Collins 80528 970.449.8898 Link T
Performance Bicycle Shop 5066 South Wadsworth Blvd. Littleton 80123 303.987.1376 Link T
Prana 1147 Pearl St. Boulder 80302 303.449.2199 Link T
Recycled Cycles 451 Isotope Drive Fort Collins 80521 970.491.9555 Link T
REI Colorado Springs 5375 South Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood 80123 303.932.0600 Link T
REI Lakewood 1376 East Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs 80920 719.260.1455 Link T
Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop 1611 Platte St. Denver 80202 303.691.5595 Link T
The Spot Climbing Gym 3240 Prairie Ave. Boulder 80301 303.443.0778 Link R
The Pro Closet 4939 North Broadway St. Unit #58 Boulder 80304 303.993.7776 Link T
Trek Bicycle Store 2626 Baseline Rd. Boulder 80305 303.413.0228 Link T
Turin Bicycles 700 Lincoln St. Denver 80203 303.837.1857 Link T
University Bicycles 839 Pearl St. Boulder 80302 303.444.4196 Link T
Velosoul Cyclery 1109 South Pearl St. Denver 80210 720.570.5039 Link T
Velowood Cyclery 1229 East 6th Ave. Denver 80210 303.339.0085 Link T
Wheat Ridge Cyclery 7085 West 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge 80033 303.424.3221 Link T


Store Address City Zip Phone Web Materials
REI St. Louis 1703 S Brentwood Blvd St. Louis 63144 314.918.1004 Link T, N


Store Address City Zip Phone Web Materials
Cycle Dog 2434 NW Raleigh St. Portland 97210 503.481.6058 Link T


Store Address City Zip Phone Web Materials
Skiershop 580 Mountain Road Stowe 05672 802.253.7919 Link T, R