Target Is Handing Out Coupons to Anyone Who Will Throw Away an Old Car Seat at Their Stores

Target has announced that it is partnering with TerraCycle, a small business dedicated to reducing the amount of waste produced in the U.S.

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According to TerraCycle’s website, TerraCycle and Target want to reward Target customers for recycling their old car seats.

Here’s how it works:

“From April 17th through April 30th, simply bring your old car seat to the designated Target Take Back recycling area at a participating Target store.”

All car seat brands are accepted for recycling. As a reward, participants will earn a 20 percent discount on a new car seat.

Car seats at Target can cost parents anywhere between $50 to $400. Who wouldn’t want to knock 20 percent off the total price?

As Scary Mommy reports, Target and TerraCycle hope to recycle more than 700,000 pounds of car seat. The companies also hope this initiative will give parents the opportunity to purchase appropriately-sized and safe car seats for their kids.

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And, as Scary Mommy reports, TerraCycle will be turning the recycled car seats into new items such as:

  • Bags.
  • Gardening supplies.
  • Office supplies.

Most of the designated Target Take Back recycling areas will be located either in the baby section or near the front of the store.

Once you drop off your old seat, just locate a Target employee for the 20 percent coupon.

Even if you aren’t in the market for a new car seat, you can always hand over the coupon to a friend who is starting or expanding a family of their own.

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