We accept car seats that can be reused. Each donated seat is checked using a process designed by a Certified Car Seat technician to ensure its safety prior to redistribution. Donated seats MUST meet the following requirements:
In addition, whenever possible, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov to quickly review whether your seat has been recalled. You may be surprised. Many issues can be addressed by ordering a part (usually free of charge from the manufacturer). This individual effort on your part allows us to move items through safely and quickly.
Why the restrictions? Car seats are made of mostly plastic, which decomposes over time due to fluctuations in car temperatures, use and rough handling. As it breaks down, the integrity of the seat is compromised. In some cases, it can actually do more harm than not being in a safety seat at all.
Have a seat that can’t be Re-Used? If your car seat does not meet our requirements, you may donate your car seat to your local recycling facility:
2200 6th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98121
Between 8 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Car seats with covers, straps and foam removed cost $5 to recycle, or $7 as is.
Details are at recycleyourcarseat.org.
For Burien Residents: Recology CleanScapes Stores
Five Corners Shopping Center
15858 1st Avenue S, #A100
Burien, WA 98147
Please note: Car seat recycling is free to Recology customers, for non-customers the cost to recycle a car seat is $10. Please remove the cover and straps from the car seat and dispose of them before bringing in the seat. Call ahead if you are bringing more than two seats. Store hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6pm, and Sunday 11 am to 5pm.