Monday, September 15, 2014

Recycle your gear at Gauley Fest!

If you have broken, worn out, or non-functioning gear taking up space, bring it to Gauley Fest and I will recycle it for you.
There will be a booth set up with a large recycling logo. Drop your gear at the tent and I'll do the legwork to recycle the items. No fees or hoops to jump through.
This is not a solicitation for second hand gear to re-use. I'm offering to RECYCLE the petroleum based gear we use into raw materials. Nobody wants to keep your faded 25 year old hi-float PFD.

I can accept: 
  • Helmets 
  • Paddles 
  • Boats
  • Base layers 
  • Splash gear and dry gear 
  • PFD's 
  • Skirts 

I know I hang on to dead gear longer than I should, and one of the reasons is that there is a lack of good locations to recycle the material. I've been able to identify several companies that can accept used materials, break them down, and integrate them into new products.
Fiberglass, polyethylene, nylon, polyester, foam, aluminum, and steel can all be recycled.
So bring out that old creek boat cracked in three places, the board shorts you can see through, and that skirt better suited as a colander and get rid of them!

Please feel free to comment below with questions, or email me at

Hope to see you there!

~JB Seay

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