"Right now the only place in Indiana that I know of who will recycle car seats is RecycleForce."

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What can I do with an expired carseat?


We’ve made great strides with recycling many materials, but some items, like car seats — well, baby steps.

Right now the only place in Indiana that I know of who will recycle car seats is RecycleForce. Remove the cover (ideally cut off straps and pull out padding too) and they can disassemble into various recyclable parts.

You can always disassemble a car seat on your own and recycle the various parts. Cut off and throw away all fabric, foam padding and straps. You’ll also need to throw away any mixed metal/plastic pieces and small pieces. You can recycle the bulky plastic body and all metal pieces.

Piece out,


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