Target & Walmart Offer Child Car Seat Recycling Programs In September

September 4, 2019

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Yesterday we talked about items you shouldn't buy or use second-hand and one of the items are children car seats, mainly because of the ever-changing safety guidelines and the years of extreme heating and cooling inside your car. So what do you do with a child's car seat you no longer need?  Fortunately, September is National Baby Safety Month and Walmart and Target are marking the occasion with car seat recycling events. Target partners with Waste Management annually since 2016 for their event and has recycled about 500,000 car seats.  From now until September 13, 2019, you can bring your car seats to Guest Services at Target and exchange it for a 20% off coupon on a new car seat, stroller, or other baby gear. That coupon is only valid through September 14, so you might want to go in with some idea of what you’ll buy. Since Waste Management will recycle the car seats rather than reuse them, Target’s not picky about what it’ll accept—bring infant seats, convertible seats, bases, harness or booster seats, and even damaged or expired ones. Walmart, on the other hand, is new to the car seat recycling game and has partnered with TerraCycle, a waste management company that focuses on collecting difficult-to-recycle items. Walmart will run their recycling program September 16, 2019 to September 30, 2019 at nearly 4,000 stores, where you can exchange your old child car seat for a $30 in-store gift card. You get up to two $30 gift cards per household but Walmart will not accept booster seats.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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