While most of what makes up a bike helmet is recyclable material, there isn’t a organization that I know of that takes in bike helmets. If it is still good, you can look into giving it to someone who needs one, or maybe take it to a thrift store. Hemets also make good pots for hanging plants, so if you know someone who does that they might want it.
Does it have styrofoam? There are some places that have developed ways of recycling styrofoam, Portland, OR has a company that does. But it’s still largely a practice that doesn’t take place. If the helmet is both plastic and styrofoam, i would separate the two and try recycling the plastic piece at least. If it’s numbered 1,2, or 6 it’s most likely recyclable. If it’s 3,4,5, or 7 then it isn’t and other than finding a creative way to reuse it, your intentions are great but it can’t be recycled. Keep that in mind when you buy a new one and check to see what materials it’s made from!
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