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Target’s Car Seat Trade-In Event Is Back

Recycle an old car seat, help the environment and get a coupon at this popular event

Vicky McDonald

Published on: April 02, 2024

kids in the backseat of a car in different sized car seats Target care seat trade in event 2024

Spring is a great time to clear out closets for a fresh new start. If you happen to have old car seats you no longer need, don’t miss out on Target’s biannual car seat trade-in event. Car seats can be traded in at any Target store Sunday, April 14, through Saturday, April 27, 2024. Find a Target location near you on the website.

Instead of sending your expired or damaged car seat to a landfill, bring it into a Target store and in exchange, receive a 20-percent-off coupon to put toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear. When you drop off your car seat or base, use your phone to scan the QR code on the box (which will be located near Guest Services), then tap “Add to Target Circle Bonus.” Your 20-percent-off coupon will be in your wallet in the Target app until it expires, or you redeem it twice (yes, twice!). 

Materials from the old car seats will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management. Since this program launched in 2016, Waste Management reports it has recycled more than 39 million pounds of car seat materials! 

If you discover more old items you need to get rid of, check out our article about awesome recycling programs. You’ll find options for recycling toys, tech items, baby carriers and more. Not only will you be cleaning up your house, but you’ll also be helping the environment. 

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Editor’s note: This article was first published several years ago and was updated most recently with new images and information for Target’s 2024 car seat trade-in event.

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