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
DONATIONS WILL NOT BE RECIEVED OR PROCESSED dECEMBER 24TH, 2023 TO jAN 2ND, 2024
Weekday Drop-Off 11 AM – 5 PM. No Appointment Necessary. Please leave donations on the bike rack near the parked Bike Works vans . Donations will not be received on holidays or other closures, please see calendar for updates. No Bike Limit. Please Call if over 10 bikes.
Ten bike limit. Find our Bike Bin at the Recycle & Reuse Center at the entrance of the transfer station, just before you check into the scale house. Pull up to the automatic garage door and our green Bike Bin will be right in front of you.
Ten bike limit. Find our green Bike Bin after you check in with the scale house and enter the facility. Our Bike Bin is near the exit, on the far west end of the Transfer Station.
One bike limit. Donate your bike & parts at this location. Enjoy 10% off your purchase, plus a free coffee!
Five bike limit. 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.
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). Donations of 10 or more bikes, please drop off at WAREHOUSE ONLY
Q. Do we pick up donations?
A. Due to the high volume of donations and limited staff resources, we do not offer a pickup service. You can also check our calendar for Bike Drives in your area. In some cases, we may be able to pick up large volume donations (more than a dozen bicycles) with a $250 minimum to cover time and fuel costs. Depending on your location and volunteer availability, we may occasionally be able to arrange for a pickup if you are unable to drop off your donation. Please send bike pickup inquiries to email@example.com.
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
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!