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Wash Before You Donate

It’s a good practice to wash Legos before you donate or sell them. Soak Legos in warm water with some detergent and then air dry.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Donate Used Legos to Brick Recycler

Send unwanted Legos to Brick Recycler, which gives them to children in need who are in orphanages in Zimbabwe. They’ll even pay for the shipping. Find out more.

Ways to Reduce

Buy Used Legos

Legos are made from plastic #7 and so are incredibly difficult to recycle. So the best way to prevent Legos from sitting in a landfill is to buy used ones. This approach keeps the Legos already out there in circulation.

Ways to Reuse

Sell Legos on BrickLink

You can sell Legos on BrickLink, which calls itself the “unofficial Lego marketplace.”

Did You Know?

Lego to Spend $1B on Going Green

The World’s Most Popular Toy

According to a 2010 survey by Firebox.com and Toyology.com, Legos are the most popular toy ever manufactured.