Recommended disposal options

Give away, sell or donate

If the toy is in good condition, sell it, give it away or donate it to Arc’s Value Village, Goodwill or Salvation Army.

See other games and toys donation opportunities on the Choose to Reuse website.

Other disposal options

Put in garbage

Toys that are not in good condition may be put in the garbage. Toys are not recyclable.

Remove and recycle any batteries before putting the toy in the garbage. If you cannot remove the battery, do not place the toy in the trash—you should then bring the entire toy with battery to a drop-off facility. 

Recycle boxes from board games and puzzles, and put the remainder in the garbage.


Sell it, give it away, donate it or repair it. Learn more reuse tips.

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Recalled toys

If you have a recalled toy, follow guidelines on returning, disposing or repairing the item from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.