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Child Car Seats - Working/Non-Expired/Accident Free

Child car seats are designed to fit inside an automobile's backseat to secure small children. (Expired car seats, or those involved in a car accident are considered "Rigid Plastic" & can be recycled once the seat is stripped of its cover &/or straps/buckles. Give the latter away to owners of similar models for use as back ups or replacements due to spills.)

Consider posting locally for reuse once cleaned though FreeCycle, Craigslist, Facebook Buy Nothing in your city group, or such if the car seat has not been in an accident and has not expired. (See expiration date on sticker on the frame).

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Stroller Spa 4037 24th Street San Francisco Reuse Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Repair, rental, and detailed cleaning of baby gear. 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.
Stroller Spa 4037 24th Street San Francisco Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Repair, rental, and detailed cleaning of baby gear. 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.
Sleep Play Love 5377 College Ave
(Rockridge)
Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Car & booster seats, baby carriers, baby strollers & joggers in gently used condition. Non-expired & not involved in any accidents.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Paid Drop-off
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Mommy's Trading Post 1428 Park St Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off Excellent condition. Call first with photos of expiration tag and item.
La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Call to inquire
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
Chloe's Closet (1545 Solano Ave) 1545 Solano Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Car & booster seats, baby carriers, baby strollers & joggers in gently used condition. Non-expired & not involved in any accidents.
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Car & booster seats, baby carriers, baby strollers & joggers in gently used condition. Non-expired & not involved in any accidents.
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Gateway Center) 2648 International Boulevard Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Brand new/unused unexpired car and booster seats due to liability reasons.
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Artthaus Center) 2744 E. 11th Street
Suite H01
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Brand new/unused unexpired car and booster seats due to liability reasons.
Brighter Beginnings (Macdonald Center) 2727 Macdonald Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off Brand new/unused unexpired car and booster seats due to liability reasons.
Brighter Beginnings (Antioch First 5 Center) 512 West Fifth Street Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off Brand new/unused unexpired car and booster seats due to liability reasons.
Brighter Beginnings (Antioch Buchanan Center) 2213 Buchanan Road, Suite 101-103 Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off Brand new/unused unexpired car and booster seats due to liability reasons.
All Good Living Foundation All Good Living Store
2332 Alameda Ave
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Garbage Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Can't donate any car seats
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Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
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San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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