At Green Guru Gear, we collect and upcycle old worn out gear like bike inner tubes, climbing ropes, wetsuits, tents 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 Upcycling bins, which divert still useful materials from local landfills. By choosing to upcycle your old gear, we can sustainably keep thousands of pounds of materials out of waste streams and give a second life to gear as upcycled Green Guru Gear.
Individuals Looking to Upcycle Their:
BIKE TUBES (No Slime or Thorn Resistant tubes, or Tires)
WETSUITS (No Booties, gloves or hoods)
Bring old tubes to a collection center in your local REI
Or contact Recycling@GreenGuruGear.com
We would much rather you get a full life out of your materials before we help upcycle it. If it is a bike tube or tent consider patching it. However, if it is really worn out or dangerous to use we want to help give it that second life.
*If there is little to no material left due to heavy use or it is in a state of tatters, we may be unable to use it so please check if it can be used prior to sending it in. Please send a picture of your materials (if they are not bike tubes) to email@example.com and we will let you know if we can take and use your materials!
In return for sending still useful materials to us, you will receive a discount code for new gear via email, so please be sure to include your email when sending in materials to be upcycled.
Companies Looking to Upcycle Their:
VINYL BILLBOARD & SOFT POLY BANNERS*
FACTORY SCRAPS - NYLON 600D - 1000D*
OLD BRANDED MATERIALS
As for shipping, we suggest USPS Medium or Large Flat Rate Box crammed with the approved material(s) that you may have.
If you have larger volume we suggest UPS Ground or FedEx
You may be able to utilize your existing business account for the shipping carrier of your preference.
First class shipping may be a cheaper method for small volumes, but we urge you to collect and send more per shipment for increased efficiency.
We do not pay for the shipping of materials to us.
We offer incentives for businesses to send in approved materials through our Upcycling Program and Closed Loop Project Diversion*
If you are sending bike tubes, please be sure none have slime in or on them - This can ruin a whole load of tubes!!
Please cut tubes at the valve with scissors at the valve that will help them pack easier. If you cut the tube and it has goop in it - Slime, Stanz, etc. Throw it right away, these tubes can ruin other good tubes when put in the same container.
Please, no wetsuit booties, gloves, slime tubes, thorn resistant, rubber scrap pieces- ie rim tape, handlebar grips, etc.