Recycle your old child car seats

What should you do with old child car seats? Most child car seats should only be used for six years after their manufacture date. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) offers these guidelines. Check the bottom of your seat; most seats will have an expiration date or a manufacture date. In other situations, specifically car wrecks (even minor ones), it’s best to buy a new car seat in case your current one was compromised somehow.

Recycling is the best option, rather than sending it out with your trash to sit in a landfill for a few thousand years. But recycling isn’t easy, and while 18 states have programs in place for recycling car seats, Alabama isn’t one of them.

Walmart has a solution that is easy for you. This month, through September 30, you can recycle any old car seat by taking it to a participating Walmart, and for your trouble, you’ll receive a $30 gift card to use in their store. Walmart, in conjunction with TerraCycle, is celebrating National Baby Safety Month by offering this deal.

In the Birmingham area, these Walmart stores are participating. Have questions? Call your local store at the number listed below. Click on the location name to open a map to that store.

Adamsville
205-798-9721

Alabaster
205-620-0360

Bessemer
205-424-5890

Birmingham / Eastwood
205-956-0416

Birmingham / Roebuck
205-833-7676

Brent
205-926-4878

Calera
205-668-0831

Chelsea
205-678-2222

Clanton
205-755-7574

Cullman
256-739-1664

Gardendale
205-631-8110

Homewood
205-945-8692

Hoover
205-733-0303

Hoover / 280
205-980-5156

Hueytown
205-744-9997

Jasper
205-384-1100

Leeds
205-699-0701

Northport
205-333-7820

Oneonta
205-625-6474

Pelham
205-987-0108

Pell City
205-338-5300

Springville
205-467-6656

Sumiton
205-648-4100

Sylacauga
256-245-0356

Talladega
256-761-1681

Trussville
205-661-1957

Tuscaloosa
205-750-0823

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