When I cleaned out my crayon bins the other day, I ended up tossing lots of pieces of broken crayons. After a suggestion from Whirlwind, I searched out some other options of what to do with those crayon bits.
You can obviously recycle the crayon bits into new crayons. You can find all kinds of instructions all over the web on how to do this.
If you're more of a Let's Let Someone Else Take Care of This type of person, there are many recycling/donation programs out there. I've listed some on my Resources for Decluttering page under "crayons," or you can just Google "donate crayons" or "recycle crayons."
The National Crayon Recycling Program is an example of a national program. I found an Illinois program that melts your crayons into large crayons for special needs kids. And there are many more!
Let me know if you've used one of these programs or have any feedback on them. I'd love to hear what you think.
You can find many more suggestions about things to do with your crayons or other types of junk on our Resources for Decluttering page.