Recycle to Read Toys

Join in Recycle to Read Toys and get free books for collecting unwanted toys!

We’re on a mission to rehome toys and keep them out of landfill. Schools that take part will receive £200 book vouchers for EVERY tonne of toys they collect (20p per kilo).

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up to Recycle to Read Toys below.
  • You will receive our welcome email detailing how you can request your collection.
  • After requesting you will be contacted by our collection partners to agree your date.
  • Get ready for your collection!
  • Use our resources to encourage children and their families to hunt out any unwanted toys at home.
  • Hold your school collection.
  • We’ll take away your toys, weigh them and send you your book vouchers… It’s that easy!

We have some exciting new resources to support your collections including; programme guides, assemblies, posters and parent mails!

Recycle to Read Toys is only available for Primary schools in England and Wales.

Want to recycle textiles – and raise even more money for your school? For every tonne of textiles your school collects – in addition to your toy collection – we’ll give you £300 book vouchers (30p per kilo). The collections can be held up on the same day – and we’ll take care of the rest. All you need to do when our partners contact you to agree your collection date is to let them know you wish to collect toys AND textiles.

Coming soon… We’re launching a new retail collection for broken hard plastic toys soon. Sign up for Recycle to Read Toys and be the first to hear when this launches.

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