What to Do with Old or Broken Crayons

A colorful crayon.

Did you know that crayons are not biodegradable and should not be thrown in the trash? Here are some responsible ways to dispose of old or broken crayons:

  1. Reuse: Give your old or broken crayons a second life by reusing them. You can melt them down and create new multi-colored crayons or use them for arts and crafts projects.
  2. Donate: Many schools, daycares, or community centers accept donations of gently used crayons. Check with local organizations to see if they are in need of crayons.
  3. Recycle: Some recycling centers accept crayons for recycling. Check with your local recycling center to see if they have specific guidelines for crayon recycling.

Crayons are not considered hazardous waste or a safety risk, but it's important to dispose of them responsibly to minimize waste and environmental impact. By reusing, donating, or recycling your old crayons, you can contribute to a greener and cleaner planet!