Our Mission is Simple: Turning Useless Into Useful

ALCHEMY GOODS BIKE TUBE RECYCLING PROGRAM

We want your old tubes!

Used bike tubes are the key ingredient to our durable and stylish products. Don’t let your old flats languish in a landfill – upcycle them with Alchemy Goods. We’ll make sure your blowout gets a second chance at life in one of our bags or wallets. To date, we’ve upcycled 425,000 tubes and counting!

Are you an individual cyclist who wants to recycle your tubes with Ag? Become a tube donor today!

Trek
Trek Dealers:

Alchemy Goods has a tube upcycling partnership with Trek that allows dealers to participate at no cost. Please follow these steps:

  1. Collect tubes that are NOT goo-filled or thorn-resistant.
  2. Pack up a box of tubes that weighs between 50-69lbs. Wheel boxes are perfect and fit about 100 tubes.

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND BIKE BOXES! UPS charges us BIG FINES for bike boxes filled with tubes.
  3. If you don't already have a UPS Campus Ship login, please sign up for one here.
  4. If you do have a UPS Campus Ship login, follow these instructions to ship us tubes.
  5. Congratulate yourself for helping Alchemy Goods and the environment!
REI Stores
REI Stores:

Alchemy Goods has a tube recycling program in place with REI. The program allows REI bike shops to collect bicycle tubes and send them back to REI’s distribution center in Sumner. From Sumner, the tubes will come to our facility in Seattle.

For your location to participate, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Collect a full box of used inner tubes.
  2. Mark “used inner tubes for Alchemy Goods” on the box
  3. Send the box back to REI’s distribution center in Sumner.
  4. Once the distribution center has a full pallet, they will notify us and we’ll go pick up the tubes.
  5. Congratulate yourself for helping Alchemy Goods and the environment!
Independent Bike Shops
Independent Shops:

Independent bike shops everywhere can participate in our tube recycling program. As a thank you for participating, we offer partner shops Pro-Deal forms for all shop staff. Contact us for pro deal forms for your location.

To participate, follow the steps below:

  1. Collect tubes that are NOT goo-filled or thorn-resistant.
  2. Pack up a box of tubes that weighs between 50-69lbs. Wheel boxes are perfect and fit about 100 tubes.

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND BIKE BOXES! UPS charges us BIG FINES for bike boxes filled with tubes.
  3. Ship the tubes to Alchemy Goods via USPS or UPS Ground.
  4. Congratulate yourself for helping Alchemy Goods and the environment!

The Do’s:

  • Do – Send us bike tubes of all sizes, including road tubes.
  • Do – Include tubes with blowouts, holes or patches – we’ll still use them!
  • Do – put a small “nip” in the tube near the valve stem to help release all of the trapped air.
  • Do – Send in your tubes once your box hits 50 – 65 pounds – but don’t go over 70 lbs.

The Don’ts:

  • Don’t cut your tubes in half! To maximize our material yield, please leave the entire tube intact.
  • Don’t send us bike tires.
  • Don’t send us any tubes that have slime or sealant – it fouls the other tubes and makes them unusable.
  • Don’t remove the valve stem! We use them to create zipper pulls for our bags.
  • Don’t send us garbage or refuse of any kind.
Warranty

We stand behind our Goods for their entire (second) lifetime. We’ll repair any original manufacturing defects for free, and we’re also happy to offer a quote to fix any accidental damage that may occur during the life of your product as well.

Return Policy

If your product isn’t exactly what you had expected, you may return it within 30 days for a refund as long as the product is in new and re-sellable condition. To return an item, you must first receive an RMA number by filling out our RMA form.

Made in the U.S.A.






Our materials are sorted, cut, cleaned and prepped in our Seattle workshop. Our bags are assembled at a sewing shop in the neighborhood.

Contact Us

Alchemy Goods
1723 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, Wa 98134

info@alchemygoods.com
Phone: 206.484.9469
Fax: 206.774.7801