Select Walmart locations in Mississauga and Brampton accepting used toys for recycling

Published November 21, 2022 at 3:10 pm

If you have some used toys you would like to get rid of before the holiday season kicks into high gear, you might be happy to hear that select Walmart locations in Mississauga and Brampton can accept your once-loved belongings and recycle them. 

Recently, waste management company TerraCycle, Walmart Canada, and toy company Mattel announced that they were partnering to launch a toy recycling initiative.

From now until Dec. 4, Mississauga and Brampton residents who wish to part with eligible toys that have reached the end of their lifecycle can bring them to participating Walmart Canada stores. 

In a news release, the companies said that the toys and packaging collected will be recycled and kept out of landfills. Accepted toys include board games, paper, cardboard, metal, rigid plastic and wood toys, action figures, dolls, plush toys and any packaging. 

Battery-operated toys, toys with electronic components and large items that do not fit into the collection boxes will not be accepted. 

The packaging the toys came in can also be donated. 

The following locations are participating in the initiative:

Mississauga:

Walmart Supercentre, 800 Matheson Blvd W.

Walmart Supercentre, 100 City Centre Dr.

Walmart Supercentre, 1500 Dundas St E.

Brampton:

Walmart Supercentre, 9455 Mississauga Rd.

Walmart Supercentre, 50 Quarry Edge Dr.

Walmart Supercentre, 5085 Mayfield Rd.

Walmart Supercentre, 30 Coventry Rd.

Toys or packaging can be dropped into collection boxes near the customer service desk.

“Through the Toys Free Recycling Program, all brands of well-loved toys can now be diverted from landfills,” said Tom Szaky, CEO and founder, TerraCycle, in a news release.

“It’s through beneficial collaborations, like the one we enjoy with Walmart Canada, and ground-breaking initiatives, like the Toys Free Recycling Program, that drive the importance of recycling, elicit change in the consumer and lead to the preservation of our environment for future generations to come.”

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