Bicycle and Part Donations
We accept bike donations in any shape, size, or condition. All you have to do is bring in your used, unwanted bikes during open hours. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to pick up bikes.
There are three things that might happen to your bike once you donate it:
- It will be repaired by a shop patron as part of our build-a-bike program. People who build a bike at the bike dump are all ages but most need a bicycle for transportation and have a limited income.
- Bike Dump volunteers will repair the bike to a safe condition and sell the bike at the shop. These bikes are sold on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Money from sales of repaired bicycles go to paying rent, replacing tools, and purchasing supplies.
- Unrepairable, exceptionally rusty, or unusable bikes are stripped of needed parts by a volunteer, and then sent to metal recycling.
We do not give priority access to people who donate and we do not trade bikes due to concern over laundering of stolen bikes.
Tool and Material Donations
We also welcome donations of certain tools and materials.
- Hand tools including Metric wrenches, Metric hex keys, Screwdrivers (Phillips and slotted), adjustable wrenches, pliers, punches, and hammers.
- Grease rags, sandpaper
- Toilet paper, light bulbs
We accept monetary donations by cash, cheque (payable to the Bike Dump), and Canadian Tire money. You can also now donate via Paypal or Credit Card (below). Donations go towards rent, tool replacement and acquisition, shop supplies, infrastructure improvement, food for volunteers, and occasional start up grants for other community bike projects.