Walmart and Target want your old car seats

Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 30, 2019

From Sept. 16 through Sept. 30, Walmart is holding its first-ever car seat recycling event in celebration of National Baby Safety Month.

Customers can trade in used car seats at the service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card that can be used in a store or online to buy items for their baby.

All car seats collected during the program will be recycled through TerraCycle.

"Through the Walmart Car Seat Recycling Program, traditionally non-recyclable car seats are now nationally recyclable,” said Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, in a news release.

How it works:

  • Bring your car seat to the trade-in event at your participating Walmart Supercenter
  • Take the car seat to the Customer Service counter to be recycled
  • Receive your $30 Walmart gift card that you can use in store or online to buy items for your baby

Additional details about event:

  • Limit of two trade-ins per household
  • Any car seat brand is accepted
  • Booster seats are not eligible

More info on Walmart's car seat trade-in can be found here.

Target is also holding a similar event that runs from Sept. 3 through Sept. 13. Customers who bring in their old car seat can trade it in at the Guest Service counter for a 20 percent off coupon on a new car seat, stroller or select baby gear.

This story was originally published by Kaylyn Hlavaty on WEWS.