Donation Guidelines

Thank you for thinking of Recycle-A-Bicycle for your bike donation! Please read our donation guidelines, then contact us at if you have any questions. 


  • We welcome bikes in good working condition
  • We may accept damaged bikes or bikes with missing parts
  • We accept electric bikes in working condition that are certified to UL 2849 safety standards
  • We do not accept bikes with excessive rust

Parts and accessories:

  • We accept donations of usable parts
  • We accept donations of new helmets only (we cannot ensure the safety of used helmets)
  • We accept functioning accessories
  • We accept new or gently used (laundered) cycling clothing
  • We do not take parts or accessories that are damaged beyond repair or excessively worn or rusty


Donations may be dropped off at our Clinton Hill Shop:

Address:  858 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11238
Phone:  718-858-2972
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:30am - 6pm

Local pick-up service:

We occasionally offer pick-up service for donations of 5 or more adult bicycles that meet the above requirements. Please email for further information.

If your bike does not meet the above guidelines, we recommend the following alternatives:

  • Put your bike out with your curbside bulk metal recyclables; you can find the Sanitation Department’s pick-up schedule at
  • Bring the bike to a metal scrap recycling facility.
  • List your bike on Craigslist or Freecycle.