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Free child car seat recycling in Tokoroa

South Waikato residents can now recycle their expired, damaged, or unwanted child car seats at the Tokoroa Transfer Station for free. This comes after the South Waikato District Council partnered with child car seat recycling programme SeatSmart. The transfer station is now the 46th SeatSmart collection site in the country. Council Marketing and Communications Manager […]

Napier council offers subsidy to recycle child car seats

Napier residents can now recycle their expired or damaged child car seats at a discounted rate thanks to a partnership between the city council, Baby on the Move and SeatSmart. A Napier City Council subsidy means recycling through the SeatSmart programme will cost $10 per seat. The collection site is at Baby on the Move […]

Trial leads to free child car seats recycled in New Plymouth district

Recycling a child car seat is now free in the New Plymouth district following a successful trial earlier this year. The New Plymouth District Council has put a subsidy in place to fully cover the cost of recycling child car seats through the SeatSmart programme. Baby on the Move Taranaki, in Inglewood, will continue to […]

Child car seat recycling partnership with major insurer going strong

New Zealand’s only child car seat recycling programme, SeatSmart, is celebrating its three-year anniversary of partnership with AMI. SeatSmart Programme Manager Toni Bye says since AMI committed to recycling all the seats written off through its insurance claim process, over 1,700 have been kept out of landfill. “This is equivalent to around nine tonnes of […]

Babies NZ offers free child car seat recycling through SeatSmart

Child car seat recycling programme SeatSmart is thrilled to have New Zealand baby goods retailer Babies NZ come on board as a collection site, offering free recycling for any seats sold by them.

Free child car seat recycling trial for New Plymouth District

Free child car seat recycling is now available for the first time in Taranaki with the SeatSmart programme running a trial with New Plymouth District Council and retailer Baby On The Move Taranaki. The collection site, at Baby On The Move in Inglewood, will accept a limited number of seats free of charge, until the […]

Baby Bunting partners with SeatSmart on child car seat recycling

Specialist baby goods retailer Baby Bunting, which opened its first New Zealand store in August 2022, is offering a $10 subsidy for any child car seat returned to the store for recycling through the SeatSmart programme. This applies to any brand of child car seat, no matter where it was purchased. Additionally, any seats purchased […]

Waste free tips for parents with new babies, with Kate Fenwick

Kate Fenwick is a waste free warrior and motivational speaker who has worked with the community and councils for over 17 years. As a new mum she advocated for modern cloth nappies and was integral to them becoming mainstream again. She has developed and delivers parenting classes promoting waste free parenting options, and now delivers […]

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