You repair it, you keep it: Meridian launches Recycle a Bicycle event By Meridian Press staff firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Apr 11, 2017 (…) City of Meridian Meridian’s Recycle a Bicycle event will kick off Unplug and Be Outside Week, which is April 22-29. 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. Story continues below video × Advertisement 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. More from this section UPDATE: Meridian police apprehend student allegedly responsible for Heritage threat Last updated: April 27, 2017 Housing construction has 'gone crazy' in West Ada, boosting total market value Posted: April 27, 2017 Treasure Valley Kite Festival returns to Meridian Saturday Posted: April 26, 2017 Meridian leaders talk Costco, mental health and transportation Posted: April 26, 2017 Scentsy employees to get $10 each to spread cheer on International Pay It Forward Day Posted: April 26, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!