Dispose of Car Seats Right

Do not place car seats in curbside recycling.

Target and Walmart offer car seat takeback recycling events a few times a year. Check with your local store.

Terracycle, a company that manages hard-to-recycle items, offers a Baby Gear Zero Waste Box. Recycle any brand of old child safety car seat by ordering a recycling kit from the Car Seat Recycling Program. Clek car seats can be recycled through a mailback program in partnership with CarSeatRecycling.com. See details. Other alternatives can be viewed at Recycle Your Car Seat.

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Center no longer offers a car seat collection and recycling program.

If you cannot wait for a takeback event, car seats that are no longer in good, working condition should be placed in the regular trash for disposal. Car seat straps should be cut prior to disposal to render them useless.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.