Published on : Jun 10, 2015
Morris County has set an environmental and energy saving example for the rest of the world. They have been recycling old bicycles and sewing machines and donating them to needy people in developing nations since more than two decades.
MCMUA, The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will take your old bike if you don’t need it anymore. Pedals for Progress a nonprofit organization had combined with MCMUA to use old bicycles for worthy causes. They are collecting old bicycles as well as sewing machines in fairly good condition on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the County College of Morris, at the parking lot, on Center Grove Road, 214 at Randolph.
Each year the nonprofit organization collects bikes and sewing machines and sends them to developing countries. This has been happening since the past 25 years. The bicycles are overhauled and given at low cost to needy working adults. The bicycles have a fee of $10 that helps in the process of shipping costs, repairing, and distribution. Bikes that have missing parts or are rusty will not be accepted.
The bikes are repaired and serviced by agencies in partnership with the two main collection organizations. The bikes are then shipped for use by poor adults for commuting to work, transportation of goods to markets, and for visiting healthcare or other needed services.
The collection of sewing machines will also be done and electric and manual will be accepted. The fee for sewing machine is $10 to cover costs for shipping, dispersing and repair. The materials and cash are taxable and receipts will be provided at the site.