Rehome and recycle toys to
care for the planet and get books
for your school

Breaking news!
Planet Earth
Peppa and George

Calling all East & West Sussex Nursery and Primary Schools!

You are the first schools to be able to take part in this exciting new
toy reuse and recycling campaign from 4th Sept - 4th Dec 2023.


1. You and your family help protect the planet by finding new homes for your unwanted toys and recycling broken, hard plastic toys, in our collection bins in participating Tesco stores.

2. Tell us what you’ve done, by registering your toy rehoming and recycling and you’ll earn Planet Care Points for your school.

3. The more points your school collects on the School Leaderboard, the more books they have a chance of getting!

4. PLUS There’s a weekly prize draw!* for everybody taking part, so you can win books too!

Need any help? Email

*Terms and conditions apply.


It’s easy peasy!



Find a new home for toys you don’t play with anymore by giving them away to friends, family, charities, or toy sales.

Then claim your Planet Care Point by telling us how many toys you’ve rehomed.

Upload a photo of the toys you have rehomed to be entered into our prize draw!



Take any small, broken, hard plastic toys to put in one of our recycling bins in a participating Tesco store.

Then claim your Planet Care Point by telling us how many toys you’ve recycled.

Important! Scan the QR code on the bin to tell us about your recycling and you’ll be entered into our prize draw!

Watch Busta and Pong rehoming and
recycling their toys!


It’s important for the planet that only the right things are put in recycling bins!

Still not sure what toys we can accept?
See our FAQs

Find out where you can take battery powered, electronic and electrical items
to be recycled on the Recycle Your Electricals website.

Where to recycle your toys

This toy rehoming and recycling trial is now closed
so our bins have now been removed from all the trial stores.

      Recycle to Read
      Book Rewards

      Top Tip

      Top 50

      Collecting Schools

      We will give book vouchers ranging from £50 to £500, to the top 50 participating schools in East and West Sussex*. Schools will be ranked by the number of Planet Care Points they have collected. Check out the Planet Care Point Leader board.

      Bonus Points

      Bonus Points

      Schools can get an extra 50 Planet Care Points, by hosting a toy sale and emailing a photo of the event to Everybody rehoming toys by giving them to a toy sale will also be able to claim a Planet Care Point each.*

      Book Discounts

      Book Discounts

      Everybody that has earnt at least one Planet Care Point will be given a discount code to use to buy a fantastic range of books from the Recycle to Read book catalogue. All schools that have collected at least one Plant Care Point, will also receive the code.*

      *Terms and conditions apply

      Weekly prize draw


      We are giving away book vouchers and book bundles in a weekly prize draw*. All schools taking part and families earning Planet Care Points for schools by rehoming toys and uploading a photo, or recycling toys, will be entered. So, start rehoming and recycling toys - for a chance to win!

      *Terms and conditions apply


      Where new adventures begin for toys in their new homes!

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      Recycle to Read
      isn’t just for toys…

      Other Recycle to Read
      Collections for Schools

      Although toy recycling with Recycle to Read is currently only available to schools in East and West Sussex. Schools across the UK (including East and West Sussex) can sign up now to host recycling collections of textiles and/or batteries, to get books!

      recycle to read textile recycling

      Save clothes and bed sheets from being lost in cupboards and drawers and get £400 (40p kilo) in book vouchers for your school, for every tonne of textiles recycled!

      Recycle to Read Batteries

      Save batteries from the bin and get £30 book vouchers for full boxes of batteries recycled PLUS fantastic pupil prizes!*

      *Terms and conditions apply

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