By: Jeremy Alden
If you are like me and thousands of other Nerf un users you have a few that are non-operational and are pretty beat up. The good news is that you can actually recycle them.
Are Nerf Guns Recyclable?
Nerf guns are made of a hard form of plastic that most local recycling centers are unable to process making them only recyclable through the Hasbro Toy Recycling program with Terracycle.
What is the Hasbro Toy Recycling Program?
Through a partnership with TerraCycle, Hasbro has created the world's first toy recycling program.
This program allows consumers to mail their used and unwanted toys to be properly recycled into other fun new products.
Over 20 million Nerf blasters have been collected through this program! To start your collection log onto: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/hasbro
How Hasbro Toy Recycling Program Works
Once received, all of the toy pieces are separated by color and type into categories based on Hasbro-branded products such as Nerf, Stretch Armstrong, and Transformers.
Then they are sent out to processing centers where workers use high-tech machines to shred them down into plastic pellets which are melted, molded, and extruded into entirely new plastic products.
Hasbro is the first company to recycle its own products in this way! This program not only preserves the environment but also gives a second life to fun toys that would otherwise be destined for landfills.
How can I recycle my Nerf Gun?
The process is fairly simple;
Step 1. Request the items to be recycled through the Terracycle website
Step 2. Place items into a box to be shipped
Step 3. Print a shipping label for your box
Step 4. Ship it to Terracycle
When is it time to recycle an old Nerf gun?
About the Author
Jeremy is the founder of Dart Dudes, the leading resource for parents looking to pick up a Nerf toy for a child. He grew up with his four brothers and two sisters where there was always a Nerf war taking place.
With a focus on safety, Jeremy has helped thousands of parents help chose the right Nerf toy for their kids or grandkids. He lives in California with his wife and family. Learn more about me. - You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org