Alternative ways to recycle
Burbank Recycle Center Drop-Off Special Instructions

The Burbank Recycle Center no longer accepts bikes for donation drop off but you can drop them off there for metal recycling.  Remove the tires and then place in the Scrap Metal bin Monday through Saturday.


If your bike is repairable or in good working condition, consider donating it to Burbank Bike Angels, a network of volunteers that repair bikes to give away for free.  Please contact them directly to arrange for bike donation drop off.  [email protected]

Other area options for bike donation:

For more ideas and information on keeping your bike out of landfill, scroll down to the Alternative Ways to Recycle section.


Bicycle riding is wonderful exersize, fun family activity or a great way to commute to work.  Consider keeping your bicycle and just getting it back in tip top shape while supporting local repair businesses.

Bike Repair Shops in Burbank

Burbank Bike Shop
4400 West Victory Blvd Burbank | (818) 848-6177
Tune-ups, installations, adjustments, and replacements.

Bicycle John’s
1038 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505 | (818) 848-8330
A wide variety of brands and bike accessories.

Go Green Bicycles
118 E. Alameda Ave, Burbank | (818) 845-6381
Electric bike specialists.

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Tires Can Be Recycled

Used or worn bike tires can generally be recycled along with automotive tires. Find out how to recycle tires. There are also free recycling programs for bike inner tubes. Find out how to dispose of bike inner tubes.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Check out the International Bicycle Fund’s directory of community bike programs and youth-specific programs. Some organizations only accept whole, working bikes, but others will accept bikes and parts in any condition, so check before donating.

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Recycle Chains with Resource Revival®

Resource Revival® upcycles bicycle chains into products like bottle openers, key chains, and race medals. They offer free UPS pickup for used, rust-free bicycle chains. Find out more.

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Upcycle with Bike Furniture Design

Bike Furniture Design upcycles bicycle and motorcycle parts into furniture, and offers donors a discount on their furniture in return. Find out more.

Ways to Reuse


Check out The Cottage Blog or Hometalk for ideas on how to upcycle your bicycle, including creating a hanging pot rack from a bicycle wheel.