Toys are usually associated with children and pets but adults can play with them too.


See also Sports equipment | Plastic toys





Here are a few suggestions on how to reduce the need for toys

  • Borrow them from a Toy Library.  Look up Toy Hire and Libraries in your yellow pages for your local toy library.
  • Share toys with friends and family




Here are a few suggestions on what else you can do with your toys

  • Give to friends, family or neighbours with children
  • On sell
  • Donate them 
  • Gift the toys to a local church, playgroup, hospital, kindergarten/playcentre or toy library.  Check with them to see what toys are suitable for their needs.
  • Save toys to pass down to grandchildren



Electrical toys can be recycled.

Where to recycle it?

Other toys

  • Plastic toys are not recyclable
  • Wooden toys could be broken down to make kindling
  • Fabric toys could be broken down for other craft projects



If you cannot reuse or recycle the toy, the next best practical option is disposal to the regional landfill through your local refuse collection service.


Where to dispose of it?
  • Local refuse service