Donate A Used Bicycle
At Bike Works, we rely on bike donations to run our social enterprise shop, youth & adult programs, and community bike giveaways. We accept any and all donations of bikes, parts, and accessories, including bike racks, regardless of value or condition. We process between 6,000 – 8,000 bike donations every year – that’s about 250,000 pounds diverted from the waste stream in the form of clean, reliable transportation!
Bike donations are tax-deductible, and we love to hear stories about your bike donation! Fill out the donation receipt on the page below.
BICYCLE RECYCLING DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
BIKE WORKS WAREHOUSE
NO PARKING or UNLOADING —->>
Drop Off Here
Bike Works Warehouse (Inside CLOSED to Public): 3715 S Hudson St #111 (back entrance) Seattle, WA 98118. Weekday Drop-Off 11 AM – 5 PM. No Appointment Necessary. Please leave donations on the bike rack. Donations will not be received on holidays or other closures, please see calendar for updates. NO PARKING OR UNLOADING SOUTH OF WHITE BARRIER IN DELIVERY DRIVER AREA.
North Transfer Station – 1350 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103 Find our Bike Bin at the Recycle & Reuse Area near the entrance of the transfer station, just before you check into the scale house. Pull up to the automatic garage door and our Bike Bin will be right in front of you.
ReRack Renton – 401 Rainier Ave N, Renton, WA 98057 Drop off during business hours and make sure to mention Bike Works (they’ll donate the value to Bike Works of every rack you bring in on our behalf!) Plus: enjoy 10% off a used rack with your used bike, parts or rack donation.
South Transfer Station – 130 S Kenyon St, Seattle, WA 98108 Find our Bike Bin after you check in with the scale house and enter the facility. Our Bike Bin is near the exit, on the far north end of the Transfer Station.
BICYCLE DONATION RECEIPT
Q. What sorts of bikes and bike parts, etc. can I donate to Bike Works?
A. Bicycles of any quality and in any condition, bicycle parts of any variety, bike frames, and bike accessories or gear of any type. Car racks are okay, but we prefer that you bring them directly to our friends at ReRack Renton because they take up a lot of space (you can donate the trade-in credit towards Bike Works).
Q. Do we pick up donations?
A. Sorry, we do not offer that service due to the high volume of donations. In some cases, we do offer pickup. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a pick up inquiry and we will determine if it is possible. Otherwise, please drop off at our location, the location of our partners listed above, or view our calendar for Bike Drives in your area.
Q. Can I get a receipt for a tax deduction for my bike and bike parts, etc. donation?
A. Yes! After dropping off your donations at our location or with one of our partners, please fill in the donation form above this FAQ.
Q. How do I know if Bike Works will accept my donation?
A. Bike Works has many different outlets for redistributing incoming bicycle donations via our programs and partners. For more info see Recycle & Reuse Programs and Partnerships. Bike Works will accept almost everything bicycle-related. We ask that you donate at least $1 per tire in order for us to afford to ethically recycle the rubber. Please call with any questions: 206-257-5895 with questions.
Q. How will the bike I donate be used?
A. That depends. Donated bikes may be used as teaching tools in our youth or adult programs and then donated through a partner organization to someone in need of a bike. Bikes may be made available for the youth in our Earn-A-Bike program to earn. And bikes may be refurbished by staff or volunteers and sold in our community bike shop, with the sales revenue generated in this way funding our programming.
Host a Bike Drive
Looking for a way to help Bike Works? Does your child’s school, Girl or Boy Scout troop, or your faith community need a community service project? We are always looking for individuals or organizations to host a Bike Works Bike Drive. Just like a clothing or food drive, a Bike Drive collects used bikes for use in Bike Works programs. Bring your used bicycle to Bike Works – and bring your neighbors, too!