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Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident

Once stripped of covers, strapping and styrofoam, this may be recyclable. Consider posting recent, good condition car seat covers as spares with brand/model information.

Target Annual Car Seat Trade-in (2021 was for two weeks in April)

Where: Car seats can only be traded in at a Target store. Target will have drop-off boxes for guests’ poor condition, broken, or accident-involved car seats located near Guest Services. All stores are participating in the program. 

Guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20% off coupon toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear. Select baby home gear includes play yards, high chairs, swings, rockers and bouncers.

Guests must be enrolled in Target Circle to participate in the trade-in and receive a coupon. Scan sheets will be placed on the drop-off boxes for guests to scan from their mobile device into their Circle. Trading in two car seats? You can redeem this offer twice.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Acme Landfill (Fill Corporation) 950 Waterbird Way Martinez Landfill Paid Drop-off This item accepted for disposal only at this location.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
San Martin Transfer Station 14070 Llagas Avenue San Martin Landfill Paid Drop-off
Stroller Spa 4037 24th Street San Francisco Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Repair, rental, and detailed cleaning of car seats. For car seat cleaning, we remove the fabric and hand-wash it using the highest-powered commercial grade steamer and gently but thoroughly clean and sanitize the shell, straps, buckles and base according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Curbside Service

Garbage Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collected for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Berkeley
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collected for recycling in a bin that fits or collected during bulky pick up.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Dublin
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Emeryville
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Fremont
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Hayward
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Livermore
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Newark
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Oakland
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Piedmont
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Pleasanton
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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San Leandro
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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Union City
Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
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