Toys for Joy

Toys for Joy Recycling

We’re recycling old toys to build more joy for kids in need.

At BIG W, we know as families grow, children tend to grow out of their old toys, and with few options to recycle them, they often end up in landfill. That’s why, as part of our sustainability journey, we are excited to be launching Toys for Joy - our old toy recycling initiative, launching across 41 BIG W stores from October 2021. 

We’ve partnered with TerraCycle to recycle your old toys, to contribute to a joyful future. This includes making play experiences for kids, because we believe all kids should be able to play, discover and let their imagination run free. 

So, do you have old, broken toys cluttering up your home? Don’t bin them, donate them at your participating BIG W. Just drop them into our Toys for Joy chest in store, where all donations get passed onto our partner, TerraCycle to be given a second life.

How it works

Donate your toys

Donate your pre-loved toys at your local participating BIG W store.

Toys recycled by Terracycle

To be recycled by Terracycle.

Toys given new life

To bring a joyful future to the kids of Australia

Please note, not all toys can be recycled.
We can’t accept - books; batteries in toys; board games; wooden toys; Play-doh, paint and slime; pens, pencils, crayons or paint brushes; oversized toys such as bikes, scooters, skateboards; sports toys such as soccer goals. 

Find your local participating store

New South Wales
BIG W Blacktown BIG W Campbelltown BIG W Warringah Mall
BIG W Bendigo BIG W Echuca
BIG W Brookside BIG W Emerald BIG W Castletown BIG W Robina BIG W North Lakes
BIG W Chermside BIG W Noosa BIG W Townsville BIG W Carindale BIG W Kawana Waters
BIG W Clifford Gardens BIG W Pacific Fair BIG W Strathpine BIG W Rockhampton BIG W Runaway Bay
BIG W Upper Mt Gravatt BIG W Springfield BIG W Morayfield BIG W Willows BIG W Grand Central
South Australia
BIG W Brickworks BIG W Elizabeth BIG W Parabanks BIG W Marion
BIG W Kilkenny BIG W Tea Tree Plaza BIG W Gawler BIG W Port Augusta
BIG W Rosney Park BIG W Glenorchy BIG W Kingston
Western Australia
BIG W Mirrabooka BIG W Bunbury BIG W Karrinyup
Northern Territory
BIG W Casuarina BIG W Palmerston