ABOUT UPCYCLED AND RECYCLED DECKS
Where does Locker Board get decks to upcycle?
Locker Board skateboard decks are upcycled from recycled skateboard decks provided by our manufacturer, PS Stix. The recycled skateboard decks are NEW and unused - they are decks that were slightly blemish during the artwork application process at the manufacturer. Thousands of boards a year are tossed aside by manufacturers because of slight blemishes. Carson rescues these boards from landfills. He taught PS Stix his process. They reshape the decks into Locker Board decks, sand out the blemish and apply the new Locker Board artwork. Each board is unique in color (depending on the recycled deck) and sanding pattern - creating a one-of-a-kind Locker Board deck.
What does upcycling mean?
Upcycling is when you take an unwanted item and turn it into something of value - which in return, reduces waste from our landfills.
What size is the standard Locker Board deck?
The standard Locker Board skateboard decks are 17 inches long for the Travel Cruiser and Travel Trickster and 24 inches long for the Shred-it Skateboard. Widths vary depending upon the sustainable deck that we rescued from the landfill. Widths vary between 7.5-inch to 8.5-inch.
How many decks are thrown away each year?
Over 13 million used and new/blemished skateboard decks are thrown away each year in the US!!! Donate your used decks and help reduce waste. The following companies have set up monthly recycling programs to help keep the skateboard decks out of our landfills.
To donate decks, you can leave them at the following locations:
- Vans City at the Block of Orange
- Vans in Huntington Beach
- Kalifornia Republik in San Clemente
- Focus Board Shop in Lake Forest
If you don't live near these locations you can still donate to your local skate shops. A lot of shops have recycling programs set up. You should see all the cool products that people upcycle decks into on Etsy! Or donate to a local woodshop class. It's important to get these 13 million decks out of our landfills!!