Our FAQs

Used toys are bought by 3 types of people, collectors, customers who care about sustainability, and customers on a budget.

You sell large quantities of used toys in gaylords, capsacks, boxes, and small bags. At B&V our full load of used toys is a minimum weight of 20,000 lbs.

Donated toys go to the respective charities that they were donated to. These charities will put these toys on their shelves or in their warehouses where they will wait to be sold internationally or for a different occasion or holiday. Wholesalers are also in the market for these used toys and will typically buy from these charities as well.

You donate large quantities of toys to charities who will typically receive these donations on their curbside. There are also unmanned bins or private collectors who will take a large # of toys.

Hard toys typically do not require fumigation for several reasons:

Material Composition: Hard toys are often made of materials that are not attractive to pests, such as plastics, metals, or wood. Unlike organic materials like food or textiles, which may attract pests, hard toys are less likely to harbor insects or other pests.

Manufacturing Process: The manufacturing process for hard toys typically involves high temperatures or chemical treatments that can kill pests or inhibit their growth. Additionally, the surface of hard toys is usually smooth and non-porous, making it difficult for pests to establish themselves.

Storage Conditions: Hard toys are often stored in controlled environments, such as warehouses or retail stores, where measures are taken to prevent pest infestations. These environments may include temperature control, pest monitoring, and regular cleaning, reducing the likelihood of pest contamination.

Regulatory Exemptions: Some countries may exempt certain types of goods, including hard toys, from fumigation requirements due to their low risk of pest infestation. Regulatory agencies may prioritize fumigation for goods that pose a higher risk to agriculture, public health, or the environment.

Consumer Safety: Fumigation involves the use of chemical pesticides, which can leave residues on surfaces and may pose risks to human health, especially for products intended for children. Minimizing unnecessary fumigation helps ensure the safety and quality of toys for consumers.

While there may be exceptions depending on specific circumstances or regulatory requirements, hard toys typically do not require fumigation due to their low risk of pest infestation and the factors mentioned above. Instead, other measures such as inspection, cleaning, and packaging may be sufficient to ensure the safety and integrity of these products during transportation and storage.