Walmart collecting old car seats in exchange for gift cards

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Walmart collecting old car seats in exchange for gift cards.

If you have an old car seat that your baby has grown out of, you can trade it in to Walmart for a gift card.

Customers can bring the car seat into a store and receive a $30 gift card that can be used in-store or online to buy items for their baby.

The store is partnering with the recycling company Terracycle to help keep those old car seats out of landfills.

"Through the Walmart Car Seat Recycling Program, traditionally non-recyclable car seats are now nationally recyclable," said Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder, TerraCycle. "We are proud to work with this forward-thinking company to offer families from coast-to-coast a way to give their car seat, the item that has kept their little ones safe, a second-life. Through this event, we expect to divert the plastic equivalent of approximately 35 million water bottles from landfills."

You can trade in up to two car seats.

The first-ever event will take place on September 16-30 at nearly 4,000 Walmart stores across the country.

"Safety - especially car seat safety - is a top priority for Walmart's Baby department, so we wanted to use our size and scale to create an event that offered unprecedented access to trade in an outgrown car seat for a gift card - perfect for using on your baby's next car seat," said Walmart Baby Vice President Melody Richards.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event.