How to Safely Dispose of Children's Toys

How to Safely Dispose of Children's Toys

We all know that kids' toys are a pain to clean up, and that's why there are so many solutions for storing them. The challenge comes when you have to dispose of the same items. While it's easy to throw out broken ones or donate them to charity, what happens when your child has lost interest in playing with something?

Read about how to safely get rid of some common kids' toys while keeping your family safe from harmful toxins and chemicals.


You shouldn't put children's toys in the trash. In fact, you should never toss a toy in the trash or recycling bin. Not only does this pose a danger to sanitation workers who may be sorting your trash, but it also means that the toys won't make it to their final destination—the landfill (or recycling center).

The best way to dispose of children's toys is by donating them to charity organizations like Goodwill or Toys for Tots. These types of organizations are able to use these items as part of their mission work, which helps keep them out of landfills and oceans alike.


You can also donate your old toys to a charity. If you have a local organization that works with children, they might be able to use them. If they are not able to accept them, they will at least be able to direct you to another organization that can.

If you want something done right and don't mind spending the money for it, hire a company that specializes in toy disposal. This should be an option if you're planning on disposing of more than one or two items from your home; otherwise, donate what you have left as soon as possible.


If you’re looking to get some extra cash for your kids’ toys, there are a few options. A popular place like eBay is great to sell used toys and games online; however, it can be difficult to find the best prices for those items. Finding the right price is important because this will determine how much money you make on the sale.

To determine what kind of price range you should expect from different types of toys (and keep in mind that these can fluctuate depending on where you live), use an app like Poshmark or OfferUp, which allows users to post pictures of their items and set prices accordingly. If possible, consider selling your old toys at local yard sales or consignment stores as well as through sites like Craigslist and LetGo . You can also ask friends if they have any interest in buying your children's belongings—it never hurts!


Recycle or repurpose the items. If you have a box full of unused kids' toys, consider recycling them in one way or another—perhaps by donating to charity or taking the items to a secondhand store. In fact, you might even be able to use some of these old toys as raw materials for making new ones!

Make a list of everything that needs to be recycled/repurposed and what you're going to do with each item on the list. It's also important that you remember where all these things are located so that they can be easily retrieved later on!

If you’re ready to get rid of the toys your children have outgrown, we hope that this guide has been helpful. We know that sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do with an old toy, but as long as you follow these simple steps and keep safety in mind, there are plenty of options available. Whether you decide to toss or repurpose, donate or recycle your children’s old toys will depend on what type of toy it is (and if anyone else wants it).

If all goes well, we hope that one day all those crayon-covered books will find their way into the hands of another child who enjoys reading just as much as they did when they were younger!

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