Donating for a Brighter Future

Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and the rest of Northern California is known for its stunning scenery and innovative spirit, but like everywhere else there is a hidden problem – waste. Each American produces a whopping 1,700 pounds of waste every year, and even discarded toys, including those beloved Lego bricks, contribute to the burden.

lego bricks donations
Lego Castle

But there’s a bright spot! The Lego donation program by Brick Recycler offers an eco-friendly and heartwarming solution. Instead of gathering dust or ending up in a landfill, those old Lego sets and pieces can spark creativity and support amazing causes throughout Northern California.

Whether it’s a forgotten bin of bricks in San Francisco or a childhood collection in storage in Sacramento, those plastic pieces hold immense potential. By choosing to donate, you’re not just giving toys a second life, you’re making a real difference in communities across the region. Let’s explore just how powerful a simple Lego donation can be!



From the Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada, Northern California is home to a great variety of cities and towns.   San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Jose are NorCal’s largest. Each has its own unique culture and demographics, but one thing they have in common is a desire to help the environment, and to give back. 

Not only is it “good for the bottle and good for the can,” Brick Recycler has seen incredible donations from all corners of Northern California. In particular, these cities stand out as top donation locations:

  • San Jose, San Francisco, San Mateo, Pleasanton, Sunnyvale, Atherton, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Santa Clara, Roseville, Los Altos, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, Fresno, Oakland, Stockton, Fremont, Redding, Santa Rosa, San Matero, and Eureka.

Each of these cities have a strong sense of community and a commitment to sustainability, making which is why it’s no wonder they have been generous in sending in Lego pieces, where by meeting up in person, or mailing in.

Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada

Brick Recycler: Making a Difference, One Brick at a Time

    Brick Recycler is a leading organization that collects and distributes donated mixed Lego pieces and sets. We make sure that every brick is cleaned, sorted, and inspected before being sent out to various charities, schools, and community centers. As of 2024, over 1.1 TRILLION Lego pieces have been produced. That’s a mind-boggling number! If every Lego piece ever produced brought a smile to someone’s face, that’s a LOT of smiles. In fact, it’s enough for every person on Earth to have an average of 140 Lego pieces! (Though some Lego enthusiasts might have a bit more than that…) 

    The weight of all these Lego bricks is equally impressive – over 1.8 million tons of incredible colorful pieces have been produced! But what happens to all these Lego bricks when they’re no longer being played with? Brick Recycler offers a fantastic solution to keep the smiles going and the plastic out of landfills!

    Lego donation to BrickRecycler