Car Seat Recycling


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At Reclaim Plastics, we offer recycling solutions for your hard-to-recycle plastic products, such as expired child car seats. Most car seats of this nature have expiration dates, lasting around 5 to 8 years. Transport Canada recommends abiding by this expiration date in order to ensure proper working order of the car seat, and to minimize the risk of injury to any children using the seat.

Additionally, due to their design, it is not uncommon for car seats to survive a serious car accident with minimal surface damage. However, it is not advised to re-use car seats after they have been in a crash, nor is it recommended to sell used car seats as it is difficult to verify whether or not the car seat in question has been in an accident – thereby potentially having its safety measures compromised.

As a result, car seats are often thrown into municipal waste disposal systems and end up in various landfills. They are not often accepted by curb-side recycling programs due to their varying composition; often being made of hard plastics, metals, and cloth padding.

However, at Reclaim Plastics, we have the infrastructure and machinery necessary for the processing and recycling of car seats, so you can rest assured that your old car seats will not contribute to the ever growing mass of automotive plastics in our landfills, and instead will be used as input in the manufacturing of new products.

Your car seats will be taken by us, and all plastics, metals, and cloth will be separated out before the hard plastics are ground down into quality regrind material that will then be used as input for new manufacturing processes. So if you have car seats to recycle, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can either drop off of your car seat at our facility (current eco fee of $20 per car seat), or we can come pick them up for you.

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“We are proud to recycle our scrap bumper plastics rather than add to the landfill. Reclaim has helped us do this.”

Kris Kurman


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