Time for some spring cleaning folks! One of the first projects we took on when we opened our doors a year ago was finding a way to recycle broken & old unwanted decks. Each year about 2 million decks go into landfills, that's just from skate shops So iRide iRecycle started the first ever grassroots skateboard recycling effort.
Here's what happens... you bring your broken & unwanted decks to Long's Board Shop → we collect the decks until we fill a box → we ship the box to iRideiRecycle in left over deck boxes from our shipments → Art of Board recycles those decks making hand cut tiles → those tiles are sold & part of those proceeds go to skate related charities and have already helped out...
- The Tony Hawk Foundation (Supporting Youth and Public Skateparks)
- Stand Up for Skateparks benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation
- Life Rolls On (A subsidiary of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation)
- Just One Board (An International Association of Skateboard Companies/IASC program)
- Johnny Romano Skate Jam for Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Grind for Life Organization, Helping People with Cancer
- Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark in York, PA
So this spring we're taking it one step further and asking you to bring in your broken and unwanted decks between March 30th & April 30th and we'll keep a tally of how many each person brings in. The skater with the most decks in their tally by the end of the day on April 30th will win a complete set up from Long's Board Shop & iRide iRecycle. All for your spring cleaning!
Here are the details on the flyer below