Donate A Used Bicycle
BICYCLE RECYCLING DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Please drop off bicycles only during operating hours:
*due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are temporarily only accepting bike donations at the transfer stations, or at our warehouse on MONDAYS so we can most effectively take measures to disinfect any bikes we take in house or re-donate to our partners. Thanks for understanding.
- Transfer Stations
- NEW! Our friends at Peddler Brewing in Ballard (1514 NW Leary Way Seattle, WA 98107) are offering a FREE PINT or TO-GO CAN if you bring a bike by the brewery to donate to us. Please drop donations off during their business hours and follow all service practices they have in place to keep people safe & healthy.
Bike Works Warehouse (Mondays only)
|Shoreline Transfer Station†|
2300 North 165th Street
Shoreline, WA 98133
Bow Lake Transfer Station†
South Transfer Station†
|North Transfer Station†|
1350 N 34th St
Seattle WA 98103
†No fee for bikes & bike parts at city transfer stations
*Residential customers to Recology Stores may drop off a maximum of 3 bikes per drop-off. Non-customers may also drop off at The Recology Store for a minimal fee. Call store for details. For large quantities or commercial disposal options, please contact Recology’s customer service line for your city.
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.
Q. Do we pick up donations?
A. Sorry, we do not offer that service due to the high volume of donations. 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. 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!