Where To Donate Car Seats? Donate a car seat to the local hospital. Many hospitals have a program to accept car seats as donations. This is a great way to help local families in need and get a tax deduction for your donation.
One option is to contact your local recycling facility and see if they accept donations of car seats.
One option is to contact your local recycling facility and see if they accept donations of car seats. If there’s a place in town that takes them, it’s best to call ahead to confirm that they do. If the answer is yes, then you can drop off your seat—just make sure to clean it thoroughly first (more on this below).
The next thing you’ll need to do is figure out what kind of car seat will work for your child as she grows. You may have an infant seat that fits newborns weighing up to 20 pounds (9 kg), but once she reaches 15 pounds (6.8 kg), you’ll need something more appropriate for her size and weight. Once she hits 30 pounds (13 kg), another switchover might be in order again! So here are some tips:
- Consider getting a convertible car seat; these go from rear-facing all the way through booster mode so they’re super versatile throughout childhood
- Be sure any new or replacement seats meet current safety standards
Donate your old car seat to a charitable organization or thrift store
Donating your car seats to a charitable organization or thrift store is another option. If you’re not sure where to donate your seat, check out our guide on where to donate car seats. Some organizations that accept old car seats include:
- Charitable organizations in your area
- Local thrift stores
- Local schools
- Local hospitals and clinics
- Local police and fire departments
If you’d like to donate a number of them at once or have more than one child’s seat for donation, consider contacting a local daycare center; many are looking for used items like this!
Trash is one option when getting rid of a car seat, but it’s not ideal for the environment unless you recycle it properly
The first thing to know is that you should never throw your car seat in the trash. This is because it’s made of materials like plastic, which take many years to break down and can contaminate the soil and water if not properly disposed of. When you’re trying to get rid of a car seat, there are several options:
- Donate it to charity or thrift store. If you’re trying to de-clutter your house but still have use for the item yourself, consider donating it and helping out someone else who could use one. You might also be able to sell your old car seat on some sites like eBay or Craigslist!
- Donating works best if you have an old model that has been recalled by the manufacturer (more on this below). You can find some great charities through organizations like BabyCenter’s list of nonprofits with baby gear donation programs.
- Recycle at local recycling center or hazardous waste facility – Some places may provide free pick-up services for people who live within their service area; otherwise feel free contact us directly at 800-957-5609 so we can assist getting rid of them for no charge at all!
If none of these options work for you, consider donating the car seat to another parent
If none of these options work for you, consider donating the car seat to another parent. Yes, it’s that easy! If friends or family members are expecting a child and don’t have a car seat yet, ask if they’d be interested in taking yours off your hands.
If not, there may be other parents in your community who have outgrown their seats. Ask around—you might be surprised! If all else fails (and if time is not something that’s on your side), consider offering your old car seat at a garage sale or through Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace; remember to ask permission first!
There are many ways you can donate your old car seat to someone in need
There are many ways you can donate your old car seat to someone in need. Donating to a charity or thrift store is one option, but there are also hospitals and recycling centers that accept donations.
If you choose to donate your car seat directly to a charity, be sure that it’s something they actually need, like toys or clothes for children or food for the needy. Some charities don’t accept car seats because they may not be able to sell them at their stores and will just end up throwing them away later on. If you’re unsure of where exactly to take your donated items like this one (especially if they’ve been sitting around unused in storage), try looking up local organizations near where you live!
We hope these tips have been helpful. Donating car seats can help children in need, and it is the environmentally friendly choice. Remember to check your local laws on how to properly dispose of a car seat before you donate or throw away your old one.