list of car seat recycling centers by state: please add yours


I will update with posts to this thread, and make a list.


-The Burbank Recycle Center has scrap metal/plastic bins. You may put recyclable car seats in the scrap plastic bin but you must first remove all fabric, foam, and other non-plastic or metal parts (excepting labels) from the car seat. (The scrap plastic and metal bins are located at the back of the Recycle Center, just dump it in the one marked for plastic.)

-City of Los Angeles
-If you are served by the City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department, you may remove harness, covers, and any comfort foam (so, strip down to the plastic, metal, and EPS/EPP foam) and place in your blue bin for curbside recycling.




-Some counties take carseats in curbside recycling. You can contact MD KISS to find out.


Recycle Ann Arbor
2420 South Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-6288
Fax: (734) 662-7749

There is a $3 fee and the seat must be stripped as seen here: for car seat recycling- Ann Arbor 2011.pdf[/QUOTE]


Offutt Collision Repair
10106 S 15th Street (Corner of 15th & Cornhusker)
Bellevue, NE 68123

New York:

-Clinton County:


888 SE Monmouth Cut Off Rd # G
Dallas, OR 97338-9564
(503) 831-1188

Legacy Health
Recycling Center
Monday - Friday,
1331 NW 21st Ave. Portland, OR 97209
503.413.6066 _locations_2010.pdf


Contact your local recycling center.


you may drop off seats for recycling at any of our scheduled carseat checkup events. Fedex takes our shipments of seats free of charge to Legacy Emmanuel's recycle center in Portland, OR. as we do not have a recycler here that will dispose of them properly.
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CPST Instructor
I work with the CCASF in Colorado and I accept seats for recycle through that program if you want to add me as a contact, folks are welcome to PM me about it.


Senior Community Member
North Carolina

Raleigh, NC
North Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility: 9029 Deponie Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614
South Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility: 6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27502

they take seats that are in "usable condition" and send them overseas to 3rd world countries to be used.

I just got off the phone with the guy that was over the program just to make sure because I was confused when it said car seats must include all attachments.


New member
At a seat check I was at last year, I was told, by a tech who lives near me, that the recycling curbside bins that we have can handle carseats with the straps, covers, and any foam/padding removed. That is just for our city though. We have a VERY long list of acceptable items. :thumbsup:


New member
I hear the Utah Safety Council no longer accepts seats for recycling. Instead there are various recycling centers, but you'd have to contact and ask them.


I got this email today. Please consider emailing if you can.

Do you recycle car safety seats in your area? Would you like to promote your program?
KIDZ IN MOTION, Inc. is working to put together a reference list of car safety seat recycling programs across the United States. This information will be made available to the public on the KIDZ IN MOTION website,
If you would like to be included, please send the following information to by December 1, 2011.
o Name of Program
o Geographic Location
o Point of Contact
· Email
· Phone
o Website
o Recycling Drop-Off Location(s)
o Cost
o Materials Accepted
· Shells - yes/no
· Metal Components ? yes/no
· Plastic Components ? yes/no
· Mixed Components ? yes/no
· Fabric ? yes/no
· Webbing ? yes/no
· Soft Foam ? yes/no
· Hard Core Foam ? yes/no
o Special Instructions/Comments


New member
Here are some more recycling centers in Utah.

• URECYCLE - 2064 W Alexander St (2410 S)
• SLVHD South Main Clinic - 3690 S Main St
• West Valley City Hall - 3600 S Constitution Blvd


New member
I happened to google car seat recycling and found some info that I don't believe is here yet.

In the CA, Marin County 2011 newsletter there was a blurb stating:
Serviceable clean car seats can be donated at most
any California Highway Patrol office. Call ahead.

You can pay to ship your car seat to in texas and they will recycle the car seat or other baby equipment. They say that all usable parts (like covers) will be shipped to other countries to be used some other way.

New Jersey, Morristown has car seat recycling.

North Carolina, Wake County accepts car seats, but they have to be in good condition with all attachments, so it sounds fishy. Maybe they recycle by using them again?


CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
City of Los Angeles: If you are served by the City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department, you may remove harness, covers, and any comfort foam (so, strip down to the plastic, metal, and EPS/EPP foam) and place in your blue bin for curbside recycling.


CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
I just realized: CoLA would not accept a car seat or base that included electronics or batteries (this probably applies to most curbside programs.) So no recycling a Summer Infant Prodigy base or a Renolux Tattletale.

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