Did you know?
It is estimated that 13 million toys end up in energy from waste plants or landfill sites each year.
Look online to see if there is a local toy library in your area – they need good quality toys and games to lend to their members
If you live in the Western Riverside area, you can deliver toys that are in good condition to Rework, the Reuse Project at the Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Rework will then pass the toys on to charities for reuse.
If you, or your children, would like to make some money out of the old toys, you could sell them on, particularly in the case of more specialist toys. This is a great way to reuse toys, as provided that the toys are in reasonable condition, the buyer is getting a bargain and you make some money in the process. You could also consider selling the toys at a car boot sale, on Ebay, or through the local paper. Or donating them to friends, playgroups or charity shops.