RIDE-ON Recycling Program
From wood to plastics to oils, skateboarding creates a lot of waste. At the same time, many less fortunate kids will never have an opportunity to step foot on a board simply due to the price tag. As a way to help both of these concerns, we’re encouraging our local community to participate in our RIDE-ON Recycling Program by donating broken or used skate gear when they visit our shops so we can put it back to use and keep it out of the dirt.
Reducing waste. Creating opportunities.
Working with our partners at BRING Recycling, one of the nation's oldest non-profit recyclers, we’re turning unwanted skate items back into usable goods that will help provide jobs, resources, and training to community members while simultaneously reducing waste and spreading the joy of skateoarding even further.
Using the beautiful wood from broken skate decks, we’ll be remanufacturing this important resource into items such as keychains, coat racks, coasters, and jewlery. These items will be sold locally at BRING and Tactics with 100% of the proceeds benefitting BRING.
All donated gear that still has some skate-life left will be collected and reassembled into rideable, complete skateboards. These boards will then be available for a very reasonable price at BRING’s store, creating a low-cost alternative a brand-new complete and allowing more opportunities for less fortunate community memebers to step foot on a board of their own.
50 Years Of Giving Back
Inspired by the first Earth Day, BRING Recycling was started the same year in 1971 by a group of volunteers who wanted to do something about waste in the Eugene and Springfield area. The group collected over 400 tons of glass the first year and has been at the forefront of making recycling a core value in our local community ever since.
Learn more at bringrecycling.org