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Napier council offers subsidy to recycle child car seats standard

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 Hawke’s Bay store in Onekawa. Council Waste Minimisation and Sustainability Officer, Stefni Wilson says they hope the subsidy will help parents and caregivers recycle rather than send the seat to landfill. “We know there are many components in a car seat which can be recycled, and they just take up space in our landfills. SeatSmart also helps bring awareness to the fact that child car ...

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Free child car seat recycling trial for New Plymouth District standard

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 end of June, thanks to a subsidy from the council. “It’s great that we have been able to get all the pieces in place to make this happen,” SeatSmart Programme Manager Toni Bye says. “We’re especially delighted the council has chosen to make car seat recycling free during the trial.” Council Manager Resource Recovery Kimberley Hope says they’re pleased to support the local recycling initiative. ...

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Get your child car seat sorted before the holidays standard

When was the last time you checked if your child car seat is still safe to use or is properly installed? Whether you’re heading off on a classic Kiwi road trip or just popping to the shops, take some time to check your seat (or seats) for damage and make sure the expiry date hasn’t lapsed. That’s the advice from Seatsmart, New Zealand’s only child car seat recycling programme. Programme Manager Toni Bye says it’s something which is easily overlooked, especially at this busy time of year. “A lot of people also don’t know child car seats expire, but on average they have a life of life of six to 10 years. So, if you’ve had a seat for a ...

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Hamilton City Council continues support for child car seat recycling standard

It’s good news for Hamilton caregivers wanting to recycle their expired child car seats with the announcement of continued funding for child car seat recycling programme SeatSmart. The funding, from the council’s Waste Minimisation Fund, means the SeatSmart programme can continue to offer a reduced fee for anyone wanting to recycle an expired or damaged seat, says Programme Manager Toni Bye. This is the third year the programme has been awarded funding, with $3,900 going directly to reduce the recycling fee by $15 per seat. “We’re thrilled the council has decided to support SeatSmart again because this will make it easier for parents and caregivers to recycle their expired child car seats, particularly when household budgets are tight,” she says. ...

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Taupō trials free child car seat recycling collection site standard

MEDIA RELEASE: Residents in Taupō with expired or damaged child car seats can now recycle them for free. This comes as Taupō District Council trials a collection site for national child car seat recycling programme SeatSmart. Council Environmental Ranger – Programmes Shannon Hanson says the trial kicked off on 5 May and will run for around a year. “We wanted to fully subsidise the $25 recycling fee to make it as easy as possible for Taupō residents to take part in the programme. Everything we accept at our transfer stations’ recycling centres is free to drop off, so we wanted to make child car seat recycling consistent with this,” Shannon says. “To recycle your expired or damaged capsule, car seat ...

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