Accepted items Not accepted items
  • Non-electronic plastic toys
  • Plastic building blocks, plastic tea sets and play kitchen sets
  • Plastic dolls, soft toys, baby toys (non-electronic) and action figures
  • Cards, dice, game boards, game pieces, packaging from board games
  • Building sets, puzzle pieces
  • Electronic toys
  • Plant-based or biodegradable plastics (e.g. PLA)
  • Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people
  • Batteries, pressurised canisters, broken glass and medical waste 

  Some of the accepted waste may be recycled kerbside. For these types of waste, we encourage you to opt for local council collection as you'll have more room for products and/or packaging that can't be.

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Collect with large Zero Waste Bags

Recycle all toys by using our large Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “toys” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, request a QR code and drop it at your nearest available Inpost locker.

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How we recycle

Learn more about how we recycle Non-electronic toys ⬇

Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The consolidated materials are then manually sorted into categories based on predominant material makeup and secondary stage mechanical processing requirements. Items containing electrical components are manually disassembled to separate materials by composition. 

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are then removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Wood materials are pulverized and used to make wood fuel pellets. Rigid plastics and papers are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. 

Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products. Sorted papers are pulped and used for secondary corrugated and paper manufacturing applications.

Click here to find out more about our recycling process.