Recycling for Charity: old bicycles
This page lists charities and other organisations collecting old bikes, bicycle-related tools and whatnot.
If any details are incorrect or you know of any other groups collecting them, please leave a comment below and I’ll update the listings.
- For ways to reuse the wheels instead, check out our post: “how can I reuse or recycle a crooked bike wheel?“
- For ways to reuse old inner tubes, check out our post: how can I reuse or recycle bike inner tubes?
|Who wants it||Why||Country||Contact details|
The charity refurbishes and repairs bicycles and sends them out to impoverished communities in Africa to allow people greater access to work and education in their areas. The bikes are also used by AIDS/health workers to get out to remote villages.
Bikes of all types can be donated- even broken ones (but not ones that are completely rusted up) – but preferably adult ones that don’t need a complete overhaul.
|Gremlin’s Cycle Library and Workshop||
They take in donations of old bikes and refurbish or recycle them to help provide safe, inexpensive bikes for the community.
Some of the bikes go into their bike library to be loaned out to individuals and community groups.
|UK – Oldham||
Gremlin’s Cycle Library and Workshop,
Email: gremlincyclelibrary ( a ) hotmail.com
|Community Can Cycle||
Based in Castlemilk, Glasgow, the charity repairs local children’s bikes for free and refurbished unwanted bikes for (very cheap) sale to low-income families in the deprived area.
|UK – Glasgow||
Community Can Cycle
- Find out how to recycle other things for charity with the Recycle This Recycling for Charity Directory