Many ask, “How do I recycle or DONATE LEGOs?”
Updated: September 22nd of 2019
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.
You plan on sending some Legos click the circle above to let us know
Future Generations thank you!
Click here to read the incredibly inspiring donation story of a kid named Taylor!
YES, we are still actively accepting new and used LEGO Ⓡ toy donations, and need more pieces to Donate now. Our address might change in 2020 so always refer to this website for the latest shipping address. Please help us by mentioning this website in blogs, Facebook, etc. We really need to spread the word. Thanks so much. It really makes a difference.
We have many more requests than we can fill right now, and we receive new one-time requests constantly. 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!
Over 130 pounds sent to kids in Haiti!
Organizations we have worked with to donate
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 Clubs
- Many of children and adult “artists and architects”
- World History Classes
- A short film
- Children with Autism
- Schools serving very underprivileged children
ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE WORKED WITH TO DONATE LEGOS
Ninjago Summer 2015 JANGBRICKS - Donate Legos to BrickRecycler
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!
Ninjago Summer 2015 JANGBRICKS – Donate Legos
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.