Car Seat Collection Day

Carseat Recycling Event

2018 Events

Due to resources the following sites are the ONLY locations participating this year. 

See below for information on disposing of your seats outside of these areas.

La Crosse Coulee Region
Location: Emerson Elementary School, 2101 Campbell Rd, La Crosse
Date: April 29
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: No Fee
Contact number: 608-775-2011

Location: Sparta Police Department, 121 E. Oak Street,  Sparta
Date: April 28
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: No Fee
Contact number: 608-269-8666


Portage County (Stevens Point Area)
Location: Plover Fire Department, 2400 Post Rd, Plover
Date: April 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: Donations Welcome
Contact number: 715-341-7328 
Additional Info: Family friendly activities will be set up to celebrate "Safe Kids Day."


Wausau Area
Location: Wausau Center Mall-Old JC Penny Store Parking Lot, Forest Street, Wausau
Date: April 21
Time: 9am-11am
Cost: No Fee
Contact Number: 715-847-2864


Local Target stores may be holding a collection event the last week in April.  Call your local store to see if they will be participating.  


Disposing of Car Seats

Safe Kids Wisconsin's goal is to keep old, expired or damaged seats from being re-used. If you are looking to get rid old seats,

  • Check the owner’s manual to see if any directions are offered.
  • Dismantle the seat as much as possible before putting it in the trash.
  • Be sure to cut the harness out of the seat, along with the buckle strap.
  • The fabric cover also should be removed and anything else that will help deter from re-use.
  • You may want to write on the plastic shell “DO NOT USE” as well.

All car seats have an expiration date that can be found on the manufacturer’s label. If there is not an exact expiration date listed, a general rule is 6 years from the manufacture date. Seats used after their expiration date may not be safe or hold up in a crash.

Car seats purchased second hand are dangerous as well. The history of the car seat is unknown and may have been involved in a crash or recalled.

*Some communities may have the ability to recycle certain materials from the car seats on the event day only. Resources vary by community and not all are able to recycle, but take the proper steps to remove seats from circulation and reduce the risk of injury to children.

Safe Kids Wisconsin is led by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Safe Kids Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 843-1890
Fax: (715) 848-2959
E-mail: safekidswi@chw.org

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