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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 NYC Stuff Exchange to find a place to sell or donate gently used children’s items.

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.

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.