Meridian’s Recycle a Bicycle event will kick off Unplug and Be Outside Week, which is April 22-29.

City of Meridian

Meridian will host its first Recycle a Bicycle event at the city’s Unplug and Be Outside Week kickoff on April 22.

The project is a collaboration between the city, Republic Services and the Meridian Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Republic Services reports there are hundreds of bicycles dropped off at the transfer station each year, according to a press release from the city. The goal of the new recycle event is to divert some of those bicycles from the landfill.

Those who attend will learn to repair a bicycle and will be able to take it home with them.

“This is a wonderful opportunity that not only benefits our community in keeping bikes out of the landfill, but also helps our citizens, who have the opportunity to get a new bike for free,” stated Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at Storey Park, 205 E. Franklin Road, Meridian.

Registration is open through April 15 or until the 32 available spots are filled. There is no cost to register. Participants must be Meridian residents. Registrants will be asked age, gender and height in order to find the best-fitting bike for them to repair. Parents of minors 12 and under will have to complete the registration form and commit to participating with their child.

For more information about this event or to register, visit meridiancity.org/unplug. The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department has more than 40 free events, classes or activities scheduled for Unplug and Be Outside Week, April 22-29.

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