Do you have an old bike sitting in your garage or shed that you no longer use? Below is a list of where you can recycle your bike and help the community.
This information is current as of 29/10/21.
We recommend confirming opening hours directly with organisations and whether they are accepting bike donations.
Western Sydney Cycling Network
WSCN fixes up donated bicycles and loans them to the local community to promote recycling, sustainability and healthy living. Previously loved bikes are also for sale.
Location: Fairfield City Showground, Prairiewood
How to Donate Your Old Bike: Every Wednesday from 9am till 1pm and sometimes the first Sunday of each month from 9am till 12 noon (Call 0403 323 273 to confirm).
Bicycle Garden is a volunteer run organisation and welcomes donations. Due to our limited storage space in a small shared space, we are unable to accept all donations.
Location: Bicycle Garden, Sydney park Cycling Centre, 410-412 Sydney Park Rd
How to Donate Your Old Bike: Visit their website in order to organise a drop off time. For larger donations they may be able to arrange pick-up
Update 29/10/21: Bicycle Garden are not currently taking bicycle donations as their storage options have been exhausted. We recommend contacting Bicycle Garden to confirm this situation is current.
Cycle Re-cycle Club
The Cycle Re-cycle Club accepts donated bikes and spare parts for the purpose of injecting more working bikes into the community. Volunteers provide bicycle repair assistance and tools at their twice-weekly workshops.
Location: Waterloo, Sydney
How to Donate Your Old Bike: Drop it off during workshop hours (Mondays & Wednesdays, 5pm to 8pm) or get in touch to arrange a drop off on Saturday.
Update 29/10/21: Cycle Re-cycle will be resuming bike donation services next month, with drop off time limited to Saturday 12pm to 4pm. We recommend contacting them for further information.
Newcastle Push Bike Library
Restores, cheaply sells and lends out donated or traded bikes and spare parts in order to promote cycling in the local community. They also run free workshops on bicycle repair and safe riding skills.
Location: 106 Robert St, Islington, NSW (relocated from Newcastle University)
How to Donate Your Old Bike: Drop it off during opening hours (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm)
Bikes 4 Life is a not for profit organisation that alleviates poverty and social injustice in Australia and overseas by recycling and restoring discarded bikes. With the simple gift of a bicycle, families can enhance their standard of living dramatically, especially those in marginalised impoverished communities.
How to Donate Your Old Bike: Bikes are accepted 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm. Warehouse manager will be in attendance every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm if you would like to see someone when dropping off your bike. See their website for more information
Based at the Parramatta Bike Hub, Addventageous is a social enterprise that reinvests income generated from bike hire and commercial programs into programs that help all members of the community develop lasting life skills through cycling.
Location: 29 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
How to Donate Your Old Bike: Contact Addvantageous to organise bike donation here.
Revolve ReCYCLING aims to recycle and redeploy Australia’s bikes, E-bikes scooters and other Personal Transport Vehicles as well as create jobs for people with disadvantaged backgrounds.
How to Donate Your Old Bike:
Your bikes and other PTVs will be collected from your address on a “contactless” basis by authorized workers. More information here.
The Bike Canteen
We would also suggest to check your local council and Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) for recycling programs.