July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM
RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is clearing out its bicycles.
According to Raritan Borough Police Chief Kenneth McCormick, the area of the municipal building where they keep lost bicycles is beyond capacity because they have been accumulating since 2007.
Normally the borough gets rid of unclaimed bicycles every 90 days, but they haven’t been adhering to that recently.
McCormick said they used to hold auctions to get rid of the bicycles, but it is not cost efficient because they don’t make back the costs of advertising and preparing for the auction.
Instead, McCormick said, they took some of the older bicycles that were destroyed in two separate recent floods and are sending them out to be crushed so they can get a little money for them.
“We will continue to do this every 90 days from now on,” he said.