Keep toys out of your recycling cart.
Kids toys, large or small, are not designed to be sorted at recycling facilities. They often contain more than one material (plastic, metal, textiles, or batteries) making it difficult, or impossible, to recycle.
For unwanted but usable toys, offer them to your friends, family, and neighbors; hold a garage sale, or
- Post online: Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist
- Bring toys to a donation center or second-hand store: Goodwill, Salvation Army, Bridging, Arc’s Value Village
- Bring sporting goods to an equipment reseller: Play it Again Sports, Way to go Sports, Instant Replay
Recycle Smart and do your part by purchasing high-quality toys or, better yet, buy them used! If they’re still in good shape when your family is done with them, donate, sell, or give them away.
Make sure your recyclables are placed loose in your recycling cart. Recyclables in plastic bags don’t get properly sorted at the recycling facility and often end up in the garbage. Using paper bags to collect containers (plastic, glass and metal) is also discouraged. Recyclables in paper bags can get smashed together inside the bag and become difficult to separate at the recycling facility.
Recycle Smart and do your part by putting your recyclables loose in your recycling cart.