Bike recycling is growing across the UK, and the Bike Station is one of the country's largest and longest-established bike recycling organisations. Every bike we get helps support our work promoting cycling, providing training and offering volunteering and other opportunities.
We take any used/old/discarded/unwanted bike, no matter its age or condition.
We also take any unwanted parts and accessories, such as old locks (with a key/combination!), lights, bike panniers etc. The only things we cannot take are old bike helmets.
To donate an old bike, or parts or accessories, click here to see our opening hours and when we are able to accept donations (and at the Perth and Glasgow Bike Stations). There is ample parking right outside our door.
If you cannot deliver your old bike, we can collect if you live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Call us on 0131 668 1996.
If you live in East Lothian you can take your old bike to the recycling centre at Kinwegar.
Abandoned bikes in stairs. These can be a considerable problem in tenements, if they get left chained up. Please contact the Environmental Wardens at the City of Edinburgh Council on tel. 0131 200 2000 for help with getting these removed.
Edinburgh alone has an estimated 150,000 bikes, with the number growing every year as cycling becomes more popular. Don't let your old bike go to waste.