Whitehorse City Council

Recycle Your Old Bikes

Recycle your old bicycles for a good cause

Whitehorse City Council is providing old adult bikes that require minimal restoration or are in working order to partner organisations Bikes4Life and Red Cross. 

Bikes4Life provides bicycles to underprivileged youth and aims to help the most vulnerable, isolated and neglected by providing a means of transport to places of employment and education as well as access important daily supplies of food, water, medicine and shelter. Bikes4Life is run solely by volunteers who gather each Wednesday and Sunday to maintain donated bicycles for their program.  

Bicycles donated to Red Cross will be refurbished by volunteers and then donated to asylum seekers in metropolitan Melbourne, enabling them to be independent and self-reliant as part of their Migration Support Program. 

Adult bikes that require minimal restoration or are in working order can be dropped off at the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre, corner of Burwood Highway and Morack Road, Vermont South. Open seven days from 6.30am-4pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day). Bikes collected that are not suitable for further reuse will be recycled as scrap metal. 

More information

For more information on this initiative, contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 9262 6155.