Where Do I Recycle My Seat?

Update 8/31/2017 Please read this!

The plastics recycling market can be turbulent. Currently new regulations from China have forced several recyclers to stop accepting car seats. Please call the location to make sure they are still accepting car seats before you take your seat.

If you are unable to find a recycling option that meets your needs, please cut the straps on your seat and place it in your garbage.

 

Thank you for your commitment to recycling children’s car seats! Currently, there are only a small number of recycling programs available for children’s car seats 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, you can ship your seat to 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.

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

Los Angeles County

City of Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

(323) 361-4697

4650 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Special Instructions: Car seats can be dropped off at the main entrance of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. No cost.

L.A. Bureau of Sanitation

(800) 773-CITY (2489)

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

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

Car Seats Colorado

Various locations throughout state. Please consult website for current locations.

GEORGIA

Atlanta

Live Thrive Atlanta CHaRM

(404) 600-6386

1110 Hill Street SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

Special Instructions: Open Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4pm; Saturday 8am-4pm. No cost.

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.

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

Frederick County

(301) 600-2960

Frederick County Recycling Drop-Off Center

9031 Reichs Ford Road

Frederick, MD 21704

Special Instructions: Please remove all fabric, straps and padding. Place car seat shells in the bulky plastic collection bin located at the Frederick County Recycling Drop-Off Center during operating hours, Monday-Saturday, 7am – 4:30 pm. No charge.

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

Recycle Ann Arbor Recovery Yard (formerly 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 Drop Off Station 

(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.

MISSOURI

Boone

Boone County Fire Protection District Headquarters

(573) 447-5000

2201 I-70 Drive NW

Columbia, MO 65202

Special Instructions: Open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. Seats may be brought as is. No fee.

Columbia Fire Station #1 (Downtown)

(573) 874-7556

201 Orr Street

Columbia, MO 65201

Special Instructions: Open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. Seats may be brought as is. No fee.

Howard

The Attic

(660) 248-2693

110 E. Morrison Street

Fayette, MO 65248

Special Instructions: Open Monday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm. Saturday 9 am – 12 pm. Seats may be brought as is. No fee.

Endless Options Recycles

200 Furr Street

Fayette, MO 65248

Special Instructions: Open Monday – Friday from 9:30-11:30 am & 12:30-2:30 pm. Seats may be brought as is. No fee.

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.

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 CAROLINA

Wake County

Multi-Material Recycling Facilities

(919) 387-4312

North Wake: 9029 Deponie Drive, Raleigh

South Wake: 6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex

Special Instructions: Open Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sundays, New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas Day. Service available only for Wake County residents and businesses. 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.

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

Legacy Emmanuel Hospital, which offered car seat recycling in Portland, has discontinued their car seat recycling program as of 7/28/2017.

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.

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.

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.

ONTARIO

Toronto

Red Propeller

(416) 769-6682

116 Industry St.

Toronto ON M6M 4L8

Special instructions: By appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment or visit one of their recycling collection events. Recycling Fee: Child Car Seats: $10.00 + HST; Booster Seats: $5.00 + HST.

 

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.