What to do with
Even bicycles in poor condition can be repaired, refurbished and re-used. However if your bicycle is beyond repair the main parts of your old bike can be recycled at your nearest recycling centre.
How to recycle a bicycle in good condition
Donate it to charity - search our Recycling Locator or contact your local council for your nearest re-use organisation. Some not-for-profit organisations collect unwanted bicycles or parts and then sell on refurbished bikes to low income citizens at reduced prices.
How to recycle a bicycle past its best
If your bike is beyond repair, you can recycle the metal parts. Many local recycling centres have a mixed metals recycling facility - find your nearest by entering your postcode into our Recycling Locator.