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NJ Recycling Centers Want Your Plastic Toys

It's April, a month in which many of us are looking for ways we can help protect the earth and our environment. One easy answer may be hiding in your very own toy closets! Simply gather all your unwanted plastic toys, make sure they are clean, no missing parts and that batteries are functioning. Find a participating recycling center nearest you, and drop your toys there. It is that easy and convenient!

Twice a year Second Chance Toys brings in volunteer teams to clean and bag the toys at our recycling center locations. Then, that same day, our partner 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will load up the bags of toys and take them to local organizations designated by Second Chance Toys. We have collected and distributed thousands of toys through this program to many deserving children. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has recognized this program with an award and Sustainable Jersey gives towns points for participation. 

To date we have 8 participating recycling centers in Northern and Central Jersey. They are collecting toys all year long. 

Drop-off locations include Fair Lawn Recycling Center, Paramus Department of Public Works, West Orange Recycling Center, Westfield Conservation Center, Montgomery Township Recycling Center, Holmdel Township Recycling Depot, Eatontown Department of Public Works, and Middletown Recycling Center. Please check the Drop-Off Locations tab on our website for details on locations and hours of operation.

As with all our collections, we ask that you donate toys in the condition you would like for your own children. Make sure the toys are plastic and clean, no missing parts and that all pieces are attached securely to the toy so they do not separate in transit. If the toy requires batteries, they should be fully functional or include an extra set so the toy can be enjoyed. 

Help recycle the love and joy your toys can bring to others!