Recycling Your Super73 WEEE, Packaging and Batteries


At Super73, it is important to us and to our community to take responsibility for properly recycling all electronic waste, batteries and packaging that come with our products. Such items should not be disposed of in regular trash bins. This page will help you find locations and options for recycling. 

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is a very fast growing waste stream. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health. 

US laws on e-waste recycling

Twenty-five U.S. states currently have electronics recycling laws. The National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) developed an interactive map that helps to find out detailed information on state regulations, including a brief summary and link to the laws as well as key dates. Visit NCERs website to find out more about state electronics laws.”-  From epa.gov

What may you recycle?

Batteries

Each round of full discharge and then full recharge is called battery life-cycle. A battery's life-cycle can range from 500 to 1200 before it reaches 70% of its original capacity. That means a life-cycle of 2-5 years for a typical battery depending on how often you use your bike. Your battery could still go a further 700-1000 cycles till it reaches the end of its life. 

> Tips on how to optimize a battery’s life, and how to avoid it going into a deep sleep.

When the battery’s life has come to an end, it doesn’t mean it cannot be used anymore. Cells can be refurbished, and repurposed for home energy storage and other innovative tech. A battery recycling partner will take apart each battery, recycling the plastics, circuit board, cells. It is important that you recycle batteries properly and that you do not dispose of them in your normal household waste. 

> To recycle batteries, please refer to Call2Recycle.org

Packaging

Our bike cardboard boxes have been made to withstand long-haul journeys from our factories to our warehouses, then transported to you. Due to the size of our products, the cardboard is good quality, thick and strong - which also means that it can be reused in different ways. To reuse and recycle it, please make sure that when you are done assembling your bike, the box is properly folded flat to make it easier for recycling partners to pick up, and so as not to take up space on the street or building halls. 

eWaste

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

What e-waste products does a Super73 have? eWaste is anything that requires electricity to function, has wiring, a circuit board or display for example:

  • Controllers
  • Battery Chargers
  • Displays
  • Torque, cadence or speed sensors
  • Lights
  • Wiring harness
  • Extension cables, cable adapters
  • Motors
  • GPS modules
  • Horns
  • Brakes (they include sensors)
  • Batteries (but they will be recycled differently)

So, if you have received any new items of this sort from a repair exchange or when an item broke, it is important that you recycle it properly and that you do not dispose of it in your normal household waste. We’re counting on you to lead the example.

Where to recycle e-waste?

One of the easiest first steps is to do an online search for “electronic recycling near me” to see which facilities are available.
Always make sure you check that the company will accept the type of e-waste you are looking to get rid of by calling ahead. Please note that battery recycling is different, but some of these centers may be able to take your battery. 
This list below was compiled in February 2021 to help find e-waste recycling locations. The list of suggested recyclers below may be incomplete or outdated. Inclusion on the list does not indicate certification status, compatibility and is not intended as an endorsement of any of the listed vendors.

Nationwide resources

Retailers that take eWaste - call ahead to check!

Regions

Per state:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona locator; more info
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado map, more info   
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Kansas
  14. Kentucky
  15. Illinois
  16. Indiana or Indiana 
  17. Iowa
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine; more information
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Mississippi or here (by county)
  24. Missouri
  25. Minnesota
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada or here
  29. New Mexico
  30. New Jersey
  31. North Carolina
  32. North Dakota
  33. New Hampshire
  34. New York
  35. Ohio or here
  36. Oklahoma; other option, other option
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Dakota
  41. Tennessee
  42. Utah
  43. Vermont
  44. Virginia
  45. Washington
  46. West Virginia
  47. Wisconsin
  48. Wyoming

If you have encountered any issues with dropping off e-waste, please let us know.

Tires and tubes

Tires and tubes may not always be disposed of with household waste. Tires are often made of natural rubber, and can be re-used for all sorts of new products. Find out from your dealer whether they will take over the collection and disposal or hand them in at a recycling center or a collection point in your municipality or city administration.

  

In California for example, it is mandatory to properly dispose of tires. SUPER73, Inc adheres to the TPID system. 

Paper and cardboard

Please make sure all paper and cardboard from Super73 packaging is recycled and placed in the appropriate bins.