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Helmet Disposal

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Apr 2017
6:28pm, 9 Apr 2017
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Kieren
I need to get a new bicycle helmet as the old one is damaged. Any tips for getting rid of the old helmet?

Ideally I want to prevent re-use so will cut the straps. Just wondering if there are any companies / organisations that take them or have a use?
Apr 2017
8:20pm, 9 Apr 2017
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Night-owl
Have you tried asked bicycle shops. Dunno if they collect them to dispose like electrical places do for electrical goods
Apr 2017
8:24pm, 9 Apr 2017
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Night-owl
I googled this

forum.cyclinguk.org

like the ambulance idea
Apr 2017
8:33pm, 9 Apr 2017
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Night-owl
recyclethis.co.uk
Apr 2017
7:43am, 10 Apr 2017
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Kieren
Hi Night Owl, good idea on bicycle shops since I will have to be shopping for a new helmet. I didn't think of that at all despite being so obvious on hindsight. I need to get these neurons firering.

Bike shop might partner with the 999 services, if not, I will try them next.

Years ago, I had a giro and they took them back. That doesn't seem to be a thing any more, certainly not for this crashed botranger helmet.
Apr 2017
1:07pm, 10 Apr 2017
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richmac
God question and one I've never considered!
Apr 2017
1:44pm, 10 Apr 2017
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Night-owl
I hadn't either

Good luck with that but no big rush eh
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Apr 2017
2:16pm, 10 Apr 2017
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.B.
Just googled and bontrager do have a crash replacement if the crash is in the first year of ownership..
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Apr 2017
2:17pm, 10 Apr 2017
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.B.
trekbikes.com
Apr 2017
2:19pm, 10 Apr 2017
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Kieren
Thanks B.

I've had that helmet a while, at least 2 years. The main thing I want to avoid id someone finding and using it but also of someone had a use for it.

I'll be shopping around for a new one soon. The new fitting helmets are definitely better than they used to be.

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