LEGO – an opportunity to reuse

LEGOMovieLet’s face it — everyone loves LEGO!

Kids love it. Adults love it. Heck, I’m in my mid 30s, and I still get a new LEGO set each Christmas!

From Ninjago to LEGO Friends, from the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre to the upcoming The LEGO Movie, these building blocks and their increasingly popular minifigures continue to foster creativity, problem solving and fun.

Here at Halton Region, we are occasionally asked how to dispose of unwanted LEGO.

While it is made of plastic, unwanted LEGO can’t go in the Blue Box. Remember, the Blue Box accepts rigid plastic packaging, not plastic products. But we don’t want to see LEGO in the garbage, either.

The best option is to reuse it by passing unwanted LEGO on to someone else. That’s one of the amazing things about LEGO — regardless of whether it is brand new or thirty years old — the pieces are still compatible, they all fit together.

You can also donate unwanted LEGO in good condition to your local branch of the Burlington Public Library, Halton Hills Public Library, Milton Public Library and the Central Branch of the Oakville Public Library. Libraries use LEGO as part of their community programming.

LEGOTrashChomperDid you know LEGO has sets where you can make a recycling truck and garbage truck? And in The LEGO Movie, we’ll even see a Trash Chomper!

So here’s a LEGO challenge — email us or tweet us a photo of your recycling truck LEGO creation! We’d love to see them!

About John Watson

I'm the Director of Customer Success for ReCollect Systems. We're a technology company that specializes in waste management apps that delight residents. Previously, I was the Waste Diversion Educator Coordinator for Halton Region, where I implemented award winning communications and outreach programs.
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One Response to LEGO – an opportunity to reuse

  1. Rachel Woods says:

    Elementary school teachers in Halton would also love your unwanted LEGO! It is great for learning activities but very expensive to buy for a class!

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