Yolo County Health and Human Services has partnered with the Davis Waste Removal Company to offer an alternative to handing down unsafe car seats or throwing away car seats that are no longer being used.
REASONS TO RECYCLE YOUR CAR SEAT:
- Your child has outgrown the seat
Check labels on the car seat for height/weight limits.
- The seat was obtained secondhand
Yolo County’s Car Seat Program highly discourages obtaining car seats from yard sales or from unknown sources. Used car seats are often missing labels and manuals that can help with safe installation. Also, you need to know the history of the seat. Car seats are one time use only so if it has been in a crash it is no longer safe.
- The seat has expired
Plastic can become weak and brittle over time especially sitting in the hot California sun! Check the back of the seat for an expiration date. It is typically six years from the date of manufacture.
- The seat has a recall
Go to safercar.gov for a list of car seat recalls and contact the manufacturer if your seat has a recall for further instructions.
- The seat was in a crash
Car seats are one time use only, if they are involved in a crash they must be replaced. Contact your insurance company, they should cover the cost of the seat. If you are in a minor crash refer to nhtsa.gov/recalls for guidelines on whether the seat needs to be replaced or not.
HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF YOUR UNSAFE CAR SEAT:
Cut and Remove Remove Write Unsafe and Dispose
Straps Padding of Straps and Padding
Take Plastic Shell To A Drop-off Station
For questions on locations and time contact Maria at 530-406-4410 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop-off your old/used/expired car seat at:
Bauer Building Gonzales - Behind building Empower Yolo
137 N. Cottonwood Street 25 N. Cottonwood Street 175 Walnut Avenue
M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 530-406-7221
Winters West Sacramento Davis
Winters West Sacramento Recology
111 E. Grant Avenue 500 Jefferson Blvd., #A 2727 2nd Street
M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. *For this location completely
remove padding, straps and
foam. Place in rigid plastics bin.