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If you are looking for the best garbage truck toys, then you have come to the right place! We will show you some of our favorite garbage truck toys that we think any kid would love.
Sanitation trucks come in various sizes and bright colors. There are front-load garbage truck toys with big dumpsters and recycling trucks with separate bins for sorting. Some have motors so they can be driven around while others are pushed by hand, making them great exercise.
Some trucks look just like real ones with their bright colors and realistic details, while others teach colors and shapes. One thing they have in common is that they are perfect for playing!
Why garbage truck toys?
- A great way to teach kids about recycling.
- Encourages responsibility and creativity.
- They are a great alternative to the video game because it gets them outside!
The best trash truck toys
There are so many variations of trash trucks that you really can’t go wrong picking one (or three!) for action seeking kids.
Legos are always a big hit around our house! Older kids will love the challenge of building this Lego garbage truck. It comes with two mini figures, a dumpster, and pieces of waste to encourage role-playing.
This large friction-powered side-loading garbage truck toy will delight young children when they pull it back and let it go all on its own. It comes with garbage cans that load on the side with the auto rise button to mimic a real-life trash truck.
The Bruder toy garbage trucks are made in Germany and are another great option because of their realistic details such as opening lids and wheels that turn. They have several choices like these: a green rear-loading garbage truck, a white side-loading garbage truck, big Scania R-Series garbage truck, and a recycling truck. They also have add-on sets you can get for more play options.
Some other name brands you might want to check out include Matchbox’s Garbage Truck which has realistic sounds for loading, dumping, driving (forward and backward), and rolling. Your everyday hero will love using the push down the garbage lever to raise the trash bin and dump recycling in the truck—which activates sounds, too.
Big toy trucks for toddlers
This larger scale Wonder Wheels truck by Battat is a great recycle truck for younger kids. The wide-set wheels make it safer to push around the backyard collecting rocks and sticks. This sturdy truck comes with 3 compartments – one for paper, one for cans, and one for garbage.
Tonka garbage truck is made for ages 3+ and has lights and sounds that will entertain younger kids.
Want to include some learning in your child’s playtime? This sturdy garbage truck comes with four trash cans and 108 illustrated garbage flashcards and an instruction booklet. It’s perfect for outdoor play in the sandbox with its back dumping action. It’s also made from 100% recycled materials.
Motorized garbage truck toys
Liberty Imports Oversized Friction Powered Recycling Garbage Truck – This set is perfect if you’re buying for someone with an interest in construction. The side loading and back dumping action create tons of opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Ride-on toy garbage trucks
Encourage interactive, creative play with this Kid Trax Real Rigs Interactive Recycling Truck. The responsive truck makes saving the Earth fun with its shape-sorting slots, catchy songs, and moving mouth and eyes.
Easy push buttons make it easy for little hands to drive, while rubber traction strip tires keep the ride smooth and steady.
I hope this blog post helps you find the perfect garbage truck to haul away your trash. With so many exciting options, it’s hard to go wrong, really. Happy hauling!