E Bike Battery Recycling Fee
More than 12 million electric bicycles (e-bikes) are estimated to be sold in the United States between 2020 and 2030. That’s 12 million batteries used to power those e-bikes that will need to be safely and responsibly collected and recycled at their end-of-life.
To ensure those batteries are safely and responsibly handled and kept out of landfills, more than 40 bike industry leaders from 20 PeopleForBikes member companies united under a sustainability task force and electric bicycle committee to design an industry-leading e-bike battery recycling program in collaboration with Call2Recycle. This $15 fee acts as a "core charge" to pay for responsible recycling of e bike batteries at the end of their life. The bike owner will now be able to recycle their old battery at no additional fee.