Alert — and conscientious — “06880” reader David Meth writes:
Anyone who uses the transfer station sees many items in good or workable condition tossed away because they are no longer wanted, used, or just out of date.
Wouldn’t it be nice to consider someone else who could use them?
This is especially true of bicycles. We are fortunate to have Cycle Dynamics. Owner Charlie Gander has a warm and open heart. He and his crew take discarded bikes, fix and tune them up, then provide them to children through 3 Bridgeport charities.
I used to take bikes, when they were in reach, from the transfer station “metal” section, slide them in the back of my car, and bring them to Cycle Dynamics.
Now, with cameras everywhere, it’s not possible. I understand the risks of someone getting hurt, but there is a solution. In a town whose population comes together to support people in need, can’t we create a section for donations, rather than trash these reusable items?
Bicycles provide such joy. And Cycle Dynamics provides a way for children to enjoy them.
Great idea, Dave. Westport: What’s the next step toward making this happen?