Bikechain manages customer’s waste products through proper disposal and strong emphasis on recycling of scrap metals, rubber, organics and paper. Waste is disposed on a weekly basis by leveraging the U of T’s environmentally responsible waste disposal services.
Donated bikes are stripped down to bare parts for re-use on lending bikes, or for the used-parts bin. Cleaners, soaps, and degreasers are biodegradable.
Computers, network server and other electronic hardware are all refurbished, and shut down nightly to conserve energy. The web hosting for Bikechain is certified Green Web Hosting powered by renewable energy.