How do you recycle car seats in Canada?

Those with child car seats to recycle are asked to register and pre-pay online at under the “select store location” drop down, which will then direct them to nearby drop-off locations. For all Co-operators clients, the fee will be waived.

How do I dispose of old car seats in Canada?

Proper disposal of a un-safe car seat:

  1. cut the harness straps and fabric, making it undesirable for someone else to take.
  2. put it in a garbage bag, if possible.
  3. throw it out on garbage day or take it to your local waste facility.

How do I dispose of a car seat?

4. Proper Trash Protocol

  1. Remove all extra padding and foam.
  2. Cut away any straps.
  3. Remove all metal pieces from the seat.
  4. Mark the seat. You should clearly mark it as “UNSAFE” or “EXPIRED” on the bare plastic seat so nobody will be tempted to reuse it. Then you can set it out with the rest of your garbage.

Can you donate car seats in Canada?

When You Can NOT Reuse or Resell a Car Seat

First things first. … For example in Canada, you cannot advertise, sell, or give away car seats or booster seats unless they meet current Transport Canada safety requirements. You may need to check with the manufacturer to see if your seat meets current technical requirements.

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How do you recycle car seats in Ontario?

Through a partnership with Green Propeller Recycling, the only not-for-profit child car seat recycling facility in Ontario, old child car seats can now be dropped off at local Co-operators advisors’ offices in many Ontario communities to be recycled.

What do you do with expired car seats in Alberta?

What do I do with an expired or damaged car seat? In Calgary, you can recycle a used or damaged car seat at KidSeat Recyclers for a $15 fee. A CPST may be able to use your seat (clean and in usable condition, even if the harness has been cut for insurance purposes), so you can reach out to a CPST near you.

Can I donate a car seat to charity?

To donate, visit and simply click on the “Give a car seat” button to save a life.

Can you resell car seats?

Unfortunately it is not illegal to buy or sell an expired car seat in the US, other than in CA (although in many states it is illegal to use them for a child to ride in). It’s common to come across them at yard sales, on buy/sell/trade groups or on craigslist.

Can baby car seats be recycled?

Recycle. According to Recycle Your Car Seat, curbside recycling programs do not typically accept children’s car seats, even if you take them apart first. … But before you begin dismantling, ask your local department of public works if the plastic from the seat is accepted in the local recycling program.

Can childrens car seats be recycled?

An estimated 250,000 child car seats reach their end of life every year. But there isn’t yet a viable, widely-used way of recycling them. They’re generally too difficult to take apart and recycle due to the mix of materials they contain.

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How do I dispose of old car seats in Ottawa?

Car Seat Recycling

  1. Follow this link to pre-register your car seat return and print out your receipt.
  2. The drop off will be hosted by Kiddytown at our 2265 Gladwin location, next to the Science & Tech Museum.
  3. Thank you Ottawa/Gatineau for your continued support of this wonderful program.