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Recycle your old child car seats at Phinney Farmers Market next Friday

Local climate change organization CoolMom will be collecting old child car seats for recycling from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at the Phinney Farmers’ Market at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
A $10 (cash only) recycling fee will cover recycling costs by Goods for the Planet, an earthy-friendly product store near the Space Needle. You’ll also receive a voucher for Childish Things, a children’s consignment store at 10002 Holman Rd. NW.

The plastic and metal parts will be processed and resold as raw materials, and the straps will be used by Alchemy Goods for production of their bags, wallets and accessories made from reclaimed materials. Unfortunately, the covers are not recyclable, so please remove these and put them in the garbage at your own home. Your car seat should be recycled if:

  • it has been in an accident
  • is 6 years old or more
  • has had its straps washed or bleached

CoolMom folks also will be doing a canning demonstration at the farmers market that day.