Car Seat Recycling Program

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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.

Car seat recycling bin


  • 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 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 for guidelines on whether the seat needs to be replaced or not.



                    Cut and Remove                                            Remove                                   Write Unsafe and Dispose
                             Straps                                                    Padding                                      of Straps and Padding

                              3 Write Unsafe and Dispose 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 

Drop-off your old/used/expired car seat at:


Bauer   Gonzales      Empower Yolo

                   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 Davis Recology
                     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.