Many ask, “How do I recycle or DONATE LEGOs?”
Just donate your used LEGOs to us (mixed up or in sets), and we will make sure they are reused!
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We have many more requests than we can fill right now, and we receive new one-time requests constantly especially with the Christmas and other holidays coming up.
One example is sending many many pounds of used pieces to bless children at an orphanage in Zimbabwe. We even send a ton of practically new cell phones to help with the cause. We are collecting many more for them too. 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. Another example sending many parts to an army, stationed in Honduras. The troops brought these for the local kids to enjoy. We recently sent hundreds and hundreds of pounds to some very low income schools that can’t afford to even buy used pieces.
Robotic Mindstorm sets are awesome for robotic clubs we support. 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 these are 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. So, we urge everyone to donate for a good cause.
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 an 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 accept new and used loose LEGO brand bricks, figures, and sets. Simply put them in a bag, then in a box, and ship to us via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. It’s as simple as that! Before you donate you can read some more packing tips here.
Did you know this wonderful toy (that lasts forever) are not marked with the recycling symbol and are a mixture of “Type 7 Plastic” (ABS) and countless 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 original box. Many other nonprofit charities don’t know what to do with mixed up pieces.
We carefully sort the pieces to match the type of parts with what happens to be needed at the time (e.g. wheels, space themed, robotics, architecture, Star Wars, 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. Children can create just about anything out of random pieces, whether it’s a car or truck, a simple frame in the shape of a rectangle, or an amazing DYI invention or elaborate sculpture. Make room under your kid’s bed, declutter, upcycle, recycle, and spare the environment all in one! Many ask, “Where can I donate near me.” We are happy to help by letting everyone simply ship to us and we take care of the rest
Over 130 pounds sent to kids in Haiti!
Organizations we have worked with to donate
- 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 Clubs
- Many of children and adult “artists and architects”
- World History Classes
- A short film
- Children with Autism
- Schools serving very underprivileged children
We bought some brand new Disney Princess Friends sets to send to an orphanage in Honduras from Amazon at 40% off list. We are planning on doing the same for the Marine’s Toys For Tots, and Sleep Trains’ toy drive for foster children. Last year we donated a large amount of school supplies for foster children via Sleep Train.
We get requests constantly. Here is just one example of one recent request:
“Hi Brick Recycler, I used to be on the Board of a local non-profit that services most of the schools in Providence, RI. They have an after school Science Program and they are in desperate need of LEGOs for one of their projects.”
Many teens have developed leadership skills by organizing a local Lego drive, and sent the pieces to us. That’s wonderful. We would like to spread the word that we fully support this. Review our website and let use know what you think. We hope you rate this highly.
Donate Legos to BrickRecycler
If you are a 501(c) corporation and need pieces, let us know. LEGOⓇ is a trademarks of the incredible LEGO Group of Companies. ©2015 and is not a sponsor. 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. These are not recyclable so please don’t simply throw them away, or even donate to a thrift that cannot use them, or simple “store them forever”. If your kids have moved on from Nerf guns and toys of childhood, it’s a great time to pass things along to where they can be used. Thanks for helping.
Future Generations Thank You!
Click here to read the incredibly inspiring donation story of a kid named Taylor!