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Children's Items

Recycling: Put items that are predominantly metal or rigid plastic out with curbside recycling. Do not put batteries in with recycling, they are a fire hazard.

Garbage: Put other items out with trash for regular curbside pickup.

Donations & Reuse

Visit donateNYC to find a place to donate or buy gently used toys, games, children’s clothing, and furniture.

Many organizations in NYC accept donations of children’s items in good condition — check their websites for details. Note: The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 made it illegal to sell any recalled product, so certain products may not be accepted for donation.

Or bring children’s books, clothing, furnishings, toys, or games to a community swap

Donation Outlets:

Parenting Materials Exchanges:

Consignment Services:

Take-Back or Drop-Off

Voluntary take back programs for baby items such as the mail-back program Baby Earth Renew donate or recycle used baby items.