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

Recycle 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 Macquarie BIG W Miranda BIG W Pagewood
BIG W Penrith BIG W Warringah Mall BIG W Rouse Hill    
Victoria
BIG W Bendigo BIG W Echuca BIG W Epping BIG W Fountain Gate
BIG W Highpoint BIG W Southland    
Queensland
BIG W Brookside BIG W Carindale BIG W Castletown BIG W Chermside BIG W Clifford Gardens
BIG W Emerald BIG W Grand Central BIG W Kawana Waters BIG W Morayfield BIG W Noosa
BIG W North Lakes BIG W Pacific Fair BIG W Robina BIG W Rockhampton BIG W Runaway Bay
BIG W Springfield BIG W Strathpine BIG W Townsville BIG W Upper Mt Gravatt BIG W Willows
South Australia
BIG W Brickworks BIG W Colonnades BIG W Gawler BIG W Golden Grove
BIG W Hallet Cove BIG W Kilkenny BIG W Marion BIG W Murray Bridge
BIG W Parabanks BIG W Port Augusta BIG W Seaford BIG W Tea Tree Plaza
BIG W Victor Harbour BIG W Elizabeth    
Tasmania
BIG W Glenorchy BIG W Kingston BIG W Rosny Park
Western Australia
BIG W Bunbury BIG W Karrinyup BIG W Mirrabooka  
Northern Territory
BIG W Casuarina BIG W Palmerston
Australian Capital Territory
BIG W Canberra Airport BIG W Canberra City BIG W Gungahlin
BIG W Tuggeranong BIG W Woden