Donate LEGOs to Brick Recycler to get rid of used pieces instead of resell
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Are Legos recyclable or how do I throw away leftover pieces?

Precious LEGO pieces actually cannot be recycled by any city recycling program, but Lego pieces can be reused thousands of times. Plastic may not be great for the environment, but this fantastic reuse factor makes them one of the more ecofriendly toys vs. so many single use plastic toys. Brick Recycler accepts all Lego pieces and puts them back in use sending them to those who will love them once again.

How do you dispose or recycle leftover mixed used LEGO?

Donate LEGO pieces here with Brick Recycler instead of getting rid of by throwing away, since we put them back into use for replay. However, if LEGO pieces are broken, chewed, or very dirty, there isn’t a lot of “play value” left, and they can be thrown in the trash. Don’t put them in the recycling bins since they will later have to be sorted out and put in the landfill (a bit time consuming).

What do you do with unwanted Lego pieces you want to get rid of?

If you have a younger son or daughter, that is a perfect use, but if you are “all done” then donating your pieces is a great solution. Brick Recycler provides an easy solution, complete with shipping labels, to make sure your pieces are used again.

Where is the best place to donate Legos I want to get rid of so kids can replay?

So many donors have said the Brick Recycler is the easiest place to donate since they can simply print out a shipping label from the website, and send in LEGO pieces so they can be reused by kids in the US and abroad.

How to declutter or organize LEGOs?

Simple steps to decluttering LEGO pieces:

  1. Determine if any LEGO pieces or sets will still be used. Anything that isn’t likely to be used or admired should be donated.
  2. Identify built sets that you want to display. Check YouTube for “how to display LEGO sets.”
  3. Even if you have a tub of mixed-up pieces that you keep using, make sure the tubs are no more than 6″ full of pieces, otherwise you’ll have to dump them all out in hopes to find the ones at the bottom. Put a sheet on the floor first.
  4. If you regularly build MOCs (your own custom builds) and want a serious organization scheme, look on YouTube for ideas and see what works for you. Most people start by spending hours organizing by color, only to find later it’s not that helpful. The process of organizing in of itself can be fun and therapeutic, but if you don’t enjoy that process, make sure you research a bit before taking on a grand plan.

Where to donate items like used toys, clothes, or furniture for charity?

Donating toys is often tricky. For example, most thrifts and charities don’t take random mixed LEGO pieces just like they don’t take mixed up jigsaw puzzles, so make sure you know who takes what. Often times charities post on their website what they accept and what they don’t, which will save you a trip. It used to be that Goodwill and Salvation Army accepted a lot of larger items, but now it take a little more local research to confirm. Not a lot of places will take used stuffed animals either. Here’s a good link for how to recycle nearly anything.

How do I find and hire a professional home organizer service?

We will post an article on this topic very soon.

How do I get rid of a lot of junk. Who has the cheapest ecofriendly or best service?

Great question. We are writing an article to address this.

Are used mixed Legos or sets worth selling? How much can I get?

If you have the time, there are places like eBay or Bricklink. Bricklink is more for very dedicated sellers who price out and catalog individual parts. That’s really just profitable for people who have over 200k parts (650 lbs+) and have low-cost workers and a lot of inexpensive storage to keep things organized. eBay is much simpler (but still a bit of a process to set up all the settings and do the posting if you have never used eBay before). Figure out how much you time is worth as well as the shipping costs and selling fees of course. Historically mint sealed large sets have retained the best value vs. used sets.

What type of charities and great causes do Legos end up going to that are donated.

Brick Recycler’s goal it to breathe new life into precious used pieces and has partnered with countless organizations including LEGO clubs, orphanages overseas, missions organizations, individual Peace Corp volunteers, teachers in very low income districts, fanatic Lego builders, etc. The trick is matching the right quantity and right type of pieces for the needs. For example, we have partnered with hospitals that only can take new sealed sets, engineering programs that want Technic and robotic parts, and City Planning Departments that want “City” type parts for kids to recreate their vision of their town. Each need has a min and max quantity to make their dreams a reality.