Walmart exchanging old child car seats for gift cards

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Children’s clothing and equipment can be expensive. Baby’s car seats can cost hundreds of dollars. Those need to be replaced when you have been in an accident, your child has outgrown it, or the seat simply expired.

Walmart and recycling group TerraCycle have teamed up to give you cash for your old seat. You simply have to take the old seat out of the car and into the customer service counter at participating stores. (click here to find the closest one to you) There, the company representative with exchange the car seat for a $30 gift card that you can use in the store or online to buy items for your baby.

In a news release on, the Vice President of Walmart Baby talked about the program.

“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,” said Melody Richards.

The company placed a limit of two car seats per household for a total of $60. Any car seat brand will be accepted, but booster seats are not eligible. Click here to learn the terms and conditions of the gift cards.

According to TerraCycle‘s CEO and Founder, car seats have traditionally been a non-recyclable item.

“Through this event, we expect to divert the plastic equivalent of approximately 35 million water bottles from landfills,” said Tom Szaky.

The offer began on Monday, September 16 and will end on September 30.

Tap here for more information about the program.

Local participating stores:

  1. Columbus Supercenter
    2700 Bethel Rd
    Columbus, OH 43220
  2. Columbus Supercenter
    3900 Morse Rd
    Columbus, OH 43219
  3. Whitehall Supercenter
    3657 E Main St
    Whitehall, OH 43213
  4. Columbus Supercenter
    5200 West Pointe Plaza
    Columbus, OH 43228
  5. Westerville Supercenter
    50 E Schrock Rd
    Westerville, OH 43081
  6. Dublin Supercenter
    5900 Britton Pkwy
    Dublin, OH 43016
  7. Dublin Supercenter
    7730 Sawmill Road
    Dublin, OH 43016
  8. Columbus Supercenter
    1221 Georgesville Rd
    Columbus, OH 43228
  9. Columbus Store
    3579 S High St
    Columbus, OH 43207
  10. Lewis Center Supercenter
    8659 Columbus Pike
    Lewis Center, OH 43035
  11. Grove City Supercenter
    1693 Stringtown Rd
    Grove City, OH 43123
  12. Reynoldsburg Supercenter
    2793 Taylor Road Ext
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
  13. Canal Winchester Supercenter
    6674 Winchester Blvd
    Canal Winchester, OH 43110
  14. Delaware Store
    1760 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015
  15. Marysville Supercenter
    555 Colemans Crossing Blvd
    Marysville, OH 43040
  16. London Supercenter
    375 Lafayette St
    London, OH 43140
  17. Lancaster Supercenter
    2687 N Memorial Dr
    Lancaster, OH 43130
  18. Heath Supercenter
    911 Hebron Rd
    Heath, OH 43056
  19. Circleville Supercenter
    1470 S Court St
    Circleville, OH 43113
  20. Newark Supercenter
    1315 N 21st St
    Newark, OH 43055
  21. Urbana Supercenter
    1840 E Us Highway 36
    Urbana, OH 43078
  22. Marion Supercenter
    1546 Marion-mt. Gilead Road
    Marion, OH 43302
  23. Springfield Supercenter
    200 S Tuttle Rd
    Springfield, OH 45505
  24. Mount Vernon Supercenter
    1575 Coshocton Ave
    Mount Vernon, OH 43050
  25. Washington Court House Supercenter
    1397 Leesburg Ave
    Washington Court House, OH 43160
  26. Springfield Supercenter
    2100 N Bechtle Ave
    Springfield, OH 45504
  27. Bellefontaine Supercenter
    2281 Us Highway 68 S
    Bellefontaine, OH 43311
  28. Logan Supercenter
    12910 State Route 664 S
    Logan, OH 43138
  29. Chillicothe Supercenter
    85 River Trace Lane
    Chillicothe, OH 45601

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