Recycle any brand of pre-loved toys through this program.
Children either grow out of their old toys or love them to death, and with few options to recycle them, they often end up in landfill. TerraCycle and BIG W have partnered to create Toys for Joy, a free recycling program for all brands of pre-loved toys. If they are not fit for re-homing, you can now drop them off at selected BIG W stores across Australia to be recycled.
BIG W has established a partnership with TerraCycle to recycle any pre-loved toys that are returned to participating BIG W stores.
Once collected the materials of the toys will be separated. Plastics are size-reduced (made smaller by being shredded or ground), then melted and reformatted into pellets, flakes, or a powder format. Metals and aluminium are shredded and smelted into metal sheeting, ingots, or bar stock. Natural fibers are converted into a material called “shoddy” that is used for insulation and product stuffing.
Click here for more information on the recycling process.