Where to Recycle/Donate Bicycles in Illinois

Working Bikes Cooperative

Working Bikes Cooperative recovers landfill-bound bicycles, repairs them to working condition, and sells them to
Chicagoans at a low cost in order to fund shipments of bicycles and bike parts to developing countries. Working
Bikes Coop is 100% volunteer.

For 10 or more bikes, contact:

For donations of less than 10 bikes, use the following drop-off locations:

Chicago: Near West **
The Working Bikes Coop Warehouse
927 S. Western (above the muffler shop)
Chicago, IL
Wednesday Noon - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Chicago: Uptown
Brandon's house
922 W. Windsor
Chicago, IL 60640
Please call 773-506-1996
or email brandon@workingbikes.org to schedule a drop-off.

Chicago: Wicker Park
Chive Catering
c/o Kristie Ranieri
1924 W. Division
Chicaco, IL 60622
Monday-Friday 9-5pm.

Chicago: Rogers Park
Tom Baker
1221 W. Lunt
Chicago, IL
nscchicago@igc.org to schedule a drop-off.

Oak Park
Lee's House
221 East Ave.
Oak Park, IL
Put bikes any time on the patio or in the bike (car) port.

Villa Park
Jenny McBride
319 School St.
Villa Park, IL

RRB Cycles
614 Davis St
Evanston, IL
Call for hours: 847-733-0203

Arlington Heights
Gary Gilbert
814 E. Hackberry
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Please call 847-577-4275 or email gary.bicycles@comcast.net to schedule a drop-offf.

Orland Park
Rich Carriel
14421 S. 2nd Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
Please call 708-349-9211 to schedule a drop-off.

La Grange
The Wheel Thing Bike Shop
15 S Lagrange RD.
La Grange, IL 60462
Please call 708 352-3822 or just drop in during business hours.

World Relief - Du Page

Bikes for new refugees locating to DuPage County. Bikes are distributed mainly according to job transportation needs.
Mr. Wes Whitson (ext.19)
Mr. John Barcame (ext.28)
(630) 462-7566
1825 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
* Need: single- & multi-speed children's & adults' bikes

Good Samaritan Ministries
- Immanuel Lutheran Church

Makes bike available to those in far NW suburbs who need them. They also take bikes to Christ the King Lutheran Church on Chicago's west side. (Contact Rev. Brazel at Christ the King, (773) 536-1984)
(847) 359-1613
200 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
* Need: single- & multi-speed children's & adults' bikes

Russell Shockey

Bikes are broken down & taken to Mongolia & distributed through a local organization to abandoned street kids or children in orphanages
(847) 632-0540
* Need: all sizes of bikes.

Blackstone Bicycle Works

Bicycle co-op which teaches inner-city youth bicycle maintenance and retail skills. (Blackstone suffered a fire in the Spring of 2001 & is currently working out of a mobile facility.)
Andy Gregg, Director
(773) 241-5458
6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago 60637

If you know of any other companies that accept bikes please let me know.

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Last update 6/7/2013