Many ask, “How do I recycle or donate my pounds of mixed up LEGOs!”
Updated: April 24th of 2018
Just donate your used LEGOs to us (mixed up or in sets),
and we will make sure they are reused!
Put Lego pieces in a plastic bag or bags. No need to sort.
Put in a box and tape well, and send by FedEx Ground or UPS Ground.
More tips can be found here. Let us know how you found us if you want. Thanks.
Future Generations thank you!
YES, we are still actively accepting LEGOⓇ donations, and need more pieces now. Our shipping address is current, but may change in July 2018, so just refer to this web site for our current address. If you mention us in blogs, FaceBook, etc please refer to this website as well. Thanks.
We have many more requests for LEGOs than we can fill right now. And we receive new one-time requests constantly. One request is from someone in the army, stationed in Honduras. We will be sending him some Legos for the troops and local kids to enjoy. Another example is many pounds of used pieces to bless children at an orphanage in Zimbabwe . We also teamed up with Compassion International to help children in Brazil, sent toys to children in Flint Michigan, and provided building supplies to a nonprofit science program for teens.
We also packed up a huge box to send to war torn regions of the world. There is a strong need for educational toys in these areas, and Lego pieces are perfect. Many will go to blind and refugee children. We also sent 200 pounds to families that lost their possessions in the devastating fires in Northern California. Organizations we worked with set up “free centers” letting families pick what they wanted.
Another example of how we try to help is the work we’ve done with the “Build Your Journey” program through Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City is another example. This program was and inspiration by, Donald, a young leukemia patient. He recently beat this deadly disease, and instantly had a deep desire to help other kids that are still in the battle.
His dream is that kids would receive a small set every time they undergo treatment, or take a step toward recovery, since the process is so difficult.
BrickRecycler.com accepts donations of new and used loose LEGO bricks, figures, and sets. Simply put them in a bag, then in a box, and ship to us via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. There are more packing tips here.
Did you know LEGO pieces are not marked with the recycling symbol, and are a mixture of “Type 7 Plastic” (ABS) and other materials. If you dump them in your recycle bin your city will need to sort them out, and then just dump them in the landfill.
Unfortunately most thrift shops end up dumping these unless they are in complete sets in the orignal box. Many other nonprofits don’t know what to do with mixed up pieces.
We carefully sort LEGO brand pieces to match the type of pieces with what happens to be needed at the time (e.g. wheels, space themed, robotics, etc). We prepare them to make them available to kids and clubs who can enjoy the thrill of these pieces for the first time, or find those “missing pieces” they are longing for.
Here are some other organizations we have worked with to help them spread the love of learning and building, by finding the parts they need, when they need them.
- Help One Child and Compassion (for foster children)
- Countless Children’s Organizations
- Orphanages in Mexico and Honduras
- Hands of Hope (for Zimbabwe orphanage)
- Camp Opportunity (for at risk kids)
- Dozens of Libraries and Clubs
- Many of children and adult “artists and architects”
- World History Classes taught with LEGO
- A short film of LEGO
- Children with Autism
- Schools serving underprivileged children
JANGBRiCKS helped us out so much with the following donation. These were sold to buy brand new sets for kids with Leukemia! Donations of complete sets and mixed pieces are wonderful!
If you are a 501(c) corporation and need LEGOs, let us know. LEGOⓇ and the LEGO logo, are trademarks of the LEGO Group of Companies. ©2015. Thank you for making a difference by reusing the one of the world’s most popular toys. We accept donations from all over the US: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts,Connecticut, Pennsylvania, etc! All states. So whether you are in LA, Chicago,Houston, San Diego, Houston, Phoenix, or even Weed, California, we can use your pieces. We can pay for shipping if sent by a ground service. We are not registered as a nonprofit organization yet. Our goal is to make use of these wonderful toys, and giving to nonprofits or individuals or selling, providing great outlets for using these. Legos are not recyclable so please don’t simply throw them away, donate to a thrift that cannot use them, or simple “store them forever”. Thanks for helping.