Wash Before You Donate
It’s a good practice to wash Legos before you donate or sell them. Soak Legos in warm water with some detergent and then air dry.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Donate Used Legos to Brick Recycler
Send unwanted Legos to Brick Recycler, which gives them to children in need who are in orphanages in Zimbabwe. They’ll even pay for the shipping. Find out more.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Used Legos
Legos are made from plastic #7 and so are incredibly difficult to recycle. So the best way to prevent Legos from sitting in a landfill is to buy used ones. This approach keeps the Legos already out there in circulation.
Ways to Reuse
Sell Legos on BrickLink
You can sell Legos on BrickLink, which calls itself the “unofficial Lego marketplace.”
Donate Legos to Lego Replay
Send your unwanted Legos 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.