Wash Before You Donate
It’s a good practice to wash LEGO bricks before you donate or sell them. Soak LEGO bricks in warm water with some detergent and then air dry.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Donate Used LEGO Bricks to Recycler
Send unwanted LEGO bricks to Brick Recycler, which gives them to children in need who are in orphanages in Zimbabwe. They’ll even pay for the shipping.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Used LEGO Toys
LEGO toys are made from plastic #7 and are incredibly difficult to recycle. The best way to prevent LEGO toys from sitting in a landfill is to buy used ones. This approach keeps the LEGO toys already out there in circulation.
Ways to Reuse
Sell LEGO Bricks on BrickLink
You can sell LEGO bricks on BrickLink, which calls itself the “unofficial LEGO marketplace.”
Donate LEGO Toys to LEGO Replay
Send your unwanted LEGO toys to LEGO Replay, which works with Teach for America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to give thousands of children the chance to learn through play.