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About Us

The Pedal Co-op has suspended services and, as of April 2013, is in haitus. To reach us, write to pedalcoop at gmail.com. Or call 267.225.2925. Mail can be sent to 518 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119.

Mission:

The Pedal Cooperative models safe, alternative transportation that steers Philadelphia toward a zero-waste future. The Pedal Coop serves to help Philadelphians reduce their carbon footprint and re-discover bicycles as the most viable and convenient mode of transportation in Philadelphia. We seek to build livable communities using bicycling as a means to promote local economies, waste reduction, responsible disposal, and food access.

More About Us:

The Pedal Cooperative (The Pedal Coop) is a Philadelphia-based organization that provides compost, recycling, and other hauling services exclusively by bicycle.

Incorporated in 2008, The Pedal Coop challenges a culture of casual resource waste by reclaiming resources and creating a sustainable and economical model of waste-reduction and re-use. Every week, rain or shine, we hit the streets (bike lanes) to reduce systemic problems of air pollution, resource waste, and limited access to healthy soil. In a car-centric culture, and an environment in which people are largely disconnected from growing and harvesting fresh produce, we use pollution-free transportation to haul food waste and transform this product into clean, uncontaminated soil free to urban growers.

The Pedal Coop currently partners with two community gardens, and our Members and volunteers have rebuilt our own composting site in West Philadelphia. We are always eager to collaborate with other gardeners in the City so please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating.

The Pedal Coop serves to build an interactive and livable community. By using bicycles to service Philadelphia residents and businesses, we foster community interaction and protect our collective resources – our air, water, and soil. Most economic development in the past century has aimed to increase efficiency and production, mechanizing service and shielding workers from residents and business partners. The Pedal Coop uses bicycles and in-person pickups to remove these shields and contribute to the local economy.

We have donated our time and services at Bike Philly 2010 and 2011, Best Fest, Philadelphia GreenFest, the Philadelphia Urban Farm Bike Tour (2011), Germantown Friends Interfaith Green Fair, Books Through Bars, Shale Gas Outrage and numerous other events.

Our Services:
The Pedal Coop charges competitive rates for flexible year round service in Center City, South and West Philadelphia. We operate six days a week, collecting recycling and compost from local non-profits, small businesses, and downtown skyscrapers. Residents, non-profits, and businesses can also contact us for regular or one-time bulky item deliveries.