Where Do I Recycle My Seat?

Thank you for your commitment to recycling children’s car seats! Currently, there are only a small number of recycling programs for children’s car seats in Washington and other places in the U.S. and Canada. Please visit this site regularly for updated information.

Do you know of a program that should be on this list? Please contact us with the information.

If you don’t see a program listed in the area in which you live, click here for the Baby Earth mail-in recycling program. If you own a seat manufactured by Clek, every part of your seat can be recycled. You can find information here.

Before using any of the programs listed below, please check the program guidelines to find out if you need to remove the straps, cover or other parts before you bring in your car seat for recycling.

Recycling Programs in Washington State

KING COUNTY

Bellevue

Republic Services Customer Care

1600 127th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98005

(425) 452-4762

Special Instructions: Residents of Bellevue may bring their car seats to the front desk at the Republic Customer Care Center. No fee or dismantling required.

Bothell

Recology Store

Canyon Park Place

22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy, #111

Bothell, WA 98021

(425) 398-8612

Special Instructions: Bothell and Shoreline residential customers may recycle up to 2 seats for free. All others may recycle car and booster seats for $10 per seat. Please remove the cover and straps and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Store hours are Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Burien

Recology Store

Five Corners Shopping Center

15858 1st Avenue S, #A100

Burien, WA 98147

(206) 246-5669

Special Instructions: Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines residential customers may recycle car seats for free. All others may recycle car and booster seats for $10 per seat. Please call ahead if you are bringing more than two seats.  Please remove the cover and straps and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Store hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6pm and Sunday 11 am to 5pm.

Issaquah / Maple Valley / Carnation

Recology Store

317 NW Gilman Blvd, #22

Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 392-0285

Special Instructions: Issaquah, Maple Valley, and Carnation residential customers may recycle up to 2 seats for free. All others may recycle car and booster seats for $10 per seat. Please remove the cover and straps and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Store hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.

Seattle

Total Reclaim

2200 6th Ave. S.

Seattle, WA 98134

(206) 343-7443

Special Instructions: Please check website for current hours. Car seats should only be brought in during current business hours, which shift seasonally. Each car seat costs $5 per seat to recycle if the cover, straps and soft foam have been removed and placed in the customer’s home trash bin. Seats that have not had their covers, straps and soft foam removed cost $7 per seat to recycle.

SAN JUAN COUNTY

Lopez Island

Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District

2419 Fisherman Bay Road (just south of the Lopez Library)

Lopez, WA 98261

Special Instructions: Please bring in car seats during business hours, which shift seasonally. Current business hours can be found on our website. There is no cost for recycling. For more information, email becca@polevaultpower.com.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Spokane

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

(509) 474-2103

101 W 8th Ave.

Spokane, WA 99204

Special Instructions: Call to schedule a drop off.

 

Recycling Programs in the United States

ARIZONA

Maricopa County

Safe Kids Coalition of Maricopa County

(602) 506-6860

Special Instructions: Annual car seat collection event takes place during the April. Contact Maricopa County Department of Public Health (number above) or email Zoraida Ettrick ZoraidaEttrick@mail.maricopa.gov with questions.

ARKANSAS

Little Rock

Safe from the Start CPS Program

Special Instructions: Contact Heather Smith at (501) 231-0304. No charge. Bring seat as is.

CALIFORNIA

Del Norte County

Crescent City

Del Norte Child Care Council

707-464-8311

212 K Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

Special Instructions: Please bring car seats in during business hours of Monday through Thursday 9-12 and 1-5, Fridays 9-12. No charge.

Los Angeles County

City of Los Angeles

L.A. Bureau of Sanitation

1-800-773-CITY (2489)

Special Instructions: Residents can place car seats in their curbside recycling bin if they remove the cover and straps first.

Greater Los Angeles

The Children’s Collective, Inc.

(213) 747-4046

255 East 28th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90011

Special Instructions: Call to schedule a drop-off.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Injury Prevention Program

(323) 361-4697

4650 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Special Instructions: Drop off at main entrance on the 1st Friday of each month from 8 am – 5 pm.

Long Beach

Belmont Kidz

(562) 433-9151

2734 E. Broadway

Long Beach, CA 90803

Kidz Head 2 Toe Children’s Resale Boutique

(562) 627-5438

5467 E. Carson Street

Long Beach, CA 90808

Special Instructions: Contact Christina

Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Family Resource Center

(562) 933-9151

2801 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90806

Special Instructions: Drop off on Mondays and Wednesdays at Long Beach Blvd. entrance from 1 pm to 3 pm OR call to schedule a drop-off in driveway OR park in the structure (free for 30 minutes) and go to 2nd floor.

Pomona

TMC Horizon, Inc

(562) 692-2700

1315 East 4th Street

Pomona, CA 91766.

Special Instructions: Drop off Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Redondo Beach

Kids Double Time

(310) 542-4407

715 Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Special Instructions: Open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

San Fernando Valley

New Economics for Women

(818) 887-3977

7500 Alabama Avenue

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Special Instructions: Entrance at corner of Saticoy and Alabama – Purple Building. Call to schedule drop-off.

San Pedro

New Economics for Women

(310) 519-8221

201 North Beacon Street

San Pedro, CA 90731

Special Instructions: Drop-off location next to parking garage entrance on Beacon Street. Call to schedule drop-off.

Yolo County

Yolo County Health and Human Services

(530) 666-8561

Special Instructions: Please view website for instructions on removing the straps and padding, as well as where to bring the seat for recycling.

COLORADO

Boulder

Eco-Cycle/ChaRM

303-444-6634

6400 Arapahoe Rd. (co-located with ReSource)

Boulder, CO 80303

Special Instructions: Accepts plastic car seats with a #2 on the bottom. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged $3.00 per visit in addition to any per item fees. An additional $5 labor charge for car seats with hardware, cloth, straps still attached.

Colorado Children’s Automobile Safety Association

(303) 931-3443

Special Instructions: Accepts expired, damaged, recalled or unusable car seats for recycling. Call for drop-off locations.

ILLINOIS

Gurnee

Gurnee Police Department

(847) 599-7050

100 N. O’Plaine Rd.

Gurnee, IL 60031

Special instructions: The department collects car seats 24 hours a day year round. Just bring your car seat into the station where they dismantle it and send the plastic to a company that melts it down and recycles it.

Harvard

Falcon Waste and Recycling

(815) 334-8689

2 Kennedy Dr.

Harvard, IL 60033

Special Instructions: Car seats are collected on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9-11am. $2 fee per car seat.

INDIANA

Indianapolis 

RecycleForce

(317) 532-1367

1125 Brookside Avenue Suite D12

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Instructions: Remove cover. Recycling is free.  Drop off is Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm, Saturday 9 am – 1 pm.

IOWA

Sioux City

Sioux Body Shop

(712) 255-7172

501 W 8th St.

Sioux City, IA 51103

Special Instructions: Open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday from 8 am – 10 am. Free.

MARYLAND

Howard County

Curbside OR Alpha Ridge Landfill

2350 Marriottsville Road

Marriottsville, MD 21104

Special instructions: Residents may remove the padding from car seats and recycle the plastic at the curb, or bring the car seat to the Alpha Ridge Landfill, Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 4:00 pm.

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor

Calvert’s

(734) 426-2280

7891 Jackson Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Special Instructions: Strip off fabric.  Drop off Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm; Saturday 8 am to 2 pm.

Recycle Ann Arbor

(734) 971-7400

2950 E. Ellsworth Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Special Instructions:  Strip off fabric.  Open Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm.

Kent County

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Program

Phone: 616.391.7233

Special Instructions: Please telephone to find the Kent County location nearest you where you may drop off expired, crashed, or old car seats. Please remove all fabric and foam from the car seat before dropping it off.

MINNESOTA

McLeod County

320-484-4300

1065 5th Ave SE

Hutchinson, MN 55350

Special Instructions: The GreenSeats program offers free recycling of children’s car seats. Please bring seats in during business hours, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (except on government holidays).

Stearns, Benton and Sherburne County

320-255-6140

3601 5th Street South

Waite Park, MN 56387

Special Instructions: Stearns, Benton and Sherburne County residents can drop off their used car seats at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 3601 5th Street South in Waite Park. Hours of operation are Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Wright County

(763) 682-7354

Contact: Jill Hylla

Compost and Recycling Facility

505 County Road 37 NE

Buffalo, MN 55313

Special Instructions: Straps and covers do not need to be removed, and there is no fee for recycling. The Compost and Recycling Facility is open Tuesdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and the 2nd Saturday of month from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

NEBRASKA

Bellevue

Offutt Collision Repair

(402) 291-5599

10106 S. 15th Street

Bellevue, NE 68123

Special Instructions: Open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm. No charge.

Grand Island

Levander Automotive (Potash)

(308) 384-3747

3620 W. Old Potash Hwy.

Grand Island, NE. 68803

Special Instructions: No charge.

Levander Automotive (Westgate)

(308) 384-3747

3708 Westgate Rd.

Grand Island, NE. 68803

Special Instructions: No charge.

Hastings

Levander Automotive

(308) 384-3747

208 E. J Street

Hastings, NE 68901

Special Instructions: No charge.

Kearney

Levander Automotive

(308) 384-3747

2807 Avenue N

Kearney, NE 68847

Special Instructions: No charge.

Lincoln

Tracy’s Collision Center (Cornhusker)

402-441-4820

4538 Cornhusker Hwy.

Lincoln, NE 68504

Special Instructions: No charge.

Tracy’s Collision Center (Centerpark)

402-441-4800

1500 Centerpark Rd.

Lincoln, NE 68512

Special Instructions: No charge.

North Platte

Keith’s Body Shop

(308) 532-5786

2121 Rodeo Rd.

North Platte, NE 69101

Special Instructions: No charge.

NORTH DAKOTA

Locations across the state

North Dakota Department of Health

(701) 328-4533

Special Instructions: Please call to find a drop-site near you.

OHIO

Cleveland

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

(216) 844-2277

Special Instructions: Call (216) 844-2277 (option 5) and leave a message. A staff member will call back to coordinate dropping off the seats.

OREGON

Medford Area

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

(541) 774-6809

5179 Crater Lake Highway

Central Point, OR 97502

Special Instructions: Please call to schedule a drop-off time. Remove and discard all fabric, harness webbing, soft foam, and mixed plastic / metal components. Metal and paper components may be recycled curbside.  Plastic and hard foam will be recycled by the Sheriff’s Office.

Portland

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

(503) 413-4005

2801 N. Gantenbein

Portland, OR 97227

Special instructions: Contact Child Passenger Safety at 503-413-4005 or email tfranks@lhs.org to schedule a drop off. Remove and discard all fabric, harness webbing, soft foam, and mixed plastic / metal components.  Metal and paper components may be recycled curbside.  Plastic and hard foam will be recycled. Please view website for detailed instructions.

Legacy Health Recycling Center

(503) 413-6066

1331 NW 21st Ave.

Portland, OR 97210

Special Instructions: Families can drop their disassembled child safety seats Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm or call (503) 413-6066 to schedule a drop off time. Remove and discard all fabric, harness webbing, soft foam, and mixed plastic / metal components.  Metal and paper components may be recycled curbside.  Plastic and hard foam will be recycled.  Please view website for detailed instructions.

Salem

Garten Services Recycling Center

3334 Industrial Way NE, 97301

(503) 581-4472

Special Instructions: Remove and discard all fabric, harness webbing, soft foam, and mixed plastic / metal components.  Bring in the hard plastic shell for recycling.  No fee. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4pm.

Salem Hospital

(503) 814-2432

890 Oak St SE

Salem, OR 97301

Special Instructions: Car seats accepted for recycling at car seat check-up events in the parking garage at the corner of Mission and Capitol.  Call (503) 814-2432 for more information or see link above.

TEXAS

Round Rock 

Baby Earth

(512) 600-7050

106 E Old Settlers Blvd. Ste D-100

Round Rock, TX 78664

Special Instructions: While Baby Earth is home to a mail-in recycling program, local residents may bring their car seats into the flagship store. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm.

UTAH

Herriman

Unified Fire Authority Station 103

(385) 468-3880

5916 West 13100 S.

Herriman, UT 84096

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

Morgan

Pro Polymers, Inc 

(385) 468-3880

375 East 400 North

Morgan, UT 84050

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

Murray

Murray Fire Station #84

(385) 468-3880

163 East 5900 S.

Murray, UT 84107

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

Park City

RecycleUtah

(435) 649-9698

1951 Woodbine Way

Park City, UT 84068

Special instructions: Please drop off in the office from 8 am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday and from 10 am – 4 pm on weekends.

Riverton City Park

Safe Kids Salt Lake County

(385) 468-3880

12891 South Redwood Road

Riverton, UT 84065

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake County Health Department South Main Clinic

(385) 468-3880

3690 S. Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Valley Transfer Station 502

(385) 468-3880

502 West 3300 S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

South Jordan

Trans-Jordan Landfill

(385) 468-3880

10873 South Bacchus Hwy (U-111)

South Jordan, UT 84095

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.

West Valley

Public Works Facility

(385) 468-3880

2805 South 3600 West

West Valley, UT 84119

Special Instructions: Look for the colorful shed where you can deposit your car seat.  Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 7am – 6pm.

WASHINGTON

King County

Bellevue

Republic Services Customer Care

1600 127th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98005

(425) 452-4762

Special Instructions: Residents of Bellevue may bring their car seats to the front desk at the Republic Customer Care Center. No fee or dismantling required.

Bothell

Recology Store

Canyon Park Place

22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy, #111

Bothell, WA 98021

(425) 398-8612

Special Instructions: Bothell and Shoreline residential customers may recycle up to 2 seats for free. All others may recycle car and booster seats for $10 per seat. Please remove the cover and straps and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Store hours are Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Burien

Recology Store

Five Corners Shopping Center

15858 1st Avenue S, #A100

Burien, WA 98147

(206) 246-5669

Special Instructions: Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines residential customers may recycle car seats for free. All others may recycle car and booster seats for $10 per seat. Please call ahead if you are bringing more than two seats.  Please remove the cover and straps and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Store hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 6pm and Sunday 11 am to 5pm. Closed Monday.

Issaquah / Maple Valley / Carnation

Recology Store

317 NW Gilman Blvd, #22

Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 392-0285

Special Instructions: Issaquah, Maple Valley, and Carnation residential customers may recycle up to 2 seats for free. All others may recycle car and booster seats for $10 per seat. Please remove the cover and straps and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Store hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.

Seattle

Total Reclaim

2200 6th Ave. S.

Seattle, WA 98134

(206) 343-7443

Special Instructions: Please check website for current hours. Car seats should only be brought in during current business hours, which shift seasonally. Each car seat costs $5 per seat to recycle if the cover, straps and soft foam have been removed and placed in the customer’s home trash bin. Seats that have not had their covers, straps and soft foam removed cost $7 per seat to recycle.

San Juan County

Lopez Island

Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District

2419 Fisherman Bay Road (just south of the Lopez Library)

Lopez, WA 98261

Special Instructions: Please bring in car seats during business hours, which shift seasonally. Current business hours can be found on our website. There is no cost for recycling. For more information, email becca@polevaultpower.com.

Spokane County

Spokane

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

(509) 474-2103

101 W 8th Ave.

Spokane, WA 99204

Special Instructions: Call to schedule a drop-off.

WISCONSIN

Locations across the state

Safe Kids Wisconsin

(715) 843-1890

Special Instructions: One day annual event in April.

Recycling Programs in Canada

ALBERTA

Calgary 

KidSeat Recyclers

(403) 863-0682

Special Instructions: Cost is $10 per seat. Various drop off locations in Calgary – see website for details.  Remove all fabric, straps, and material before dropping off.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Gibsons

Gibsons Recycling

(604) 740-1425

1018 Venture Way

Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7

Special Instructions: Cost is $5 per seat. Drop off hours are 8 am to 5 pm every day.

New Westminster

Queensborough Landing Return-It

(604) 540-4467

Unit A

409 Boyne Street

New Westminster, BC V3M 5K2

Special Instructions: Cost is $10 per seat. Depot open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Vancouver

PMD Recycling Services

(250) 893-3851

Special Instructions: See website for mobile locations on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. Cost is $9 if you fully dismantle it (fabric, metal, foam, and plastic separated). Cost is $15 if they dismantle it for you.

Victoria

PMD Recycling Services

(250) 893-3851

6215 Marilyn Rd (off Sooke River Rd)

Sooke, BC V9Z 0X6

Special instructions: Depot is open Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm, Friday 9 am to 1 pm, and 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm. See website for additional mobile locations with monthly collection around Victoria. Cost is $9 if you fully dismantle it (fabric, metal, foam, and plastic separated). Cost is $15 if they dismantle it for you.

 

Disclaimer: The programs included in this list have not been thoroughly examined with regards to where the recyclable materials are shipped and what happens downstream. We are relying on the recycler’s self-reporting and are listing them here in good faith. Our inclusion of these programs is not an endorsement nor a guarantee of the quality of the service offered or provided.