An Upper Hutt collection site has now opened at Wallaceville Playcentre at 52 Ward Street, Trentham.  They will be accepting expired or damaged seats Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 12pm. There is a $10 fee per seat to cover recycling costs.

The Playcentre has a strong focus on the environment. Children are encouraged to become kaitiaki (caretakers) of the land and its taonga (treasures/resources) as they do composting, worm-farming, recycling, gardening and water conservation at Playcentre.

“We’re delighted to be involved,” said Sasha Johnstone, co-president at the Centre. “It’s a great initiative supporting both recycling and safety – two issues which are really important to the parents here.”

SeatSmart started in the Wellington region just 8 weeks ago and has received more than 80 seats for recycling in that short time.

We think that proves residents are keen to have a better environmental outcome for seats than landfill!

SeatSmart now has five collection sites in the area, including Lyall Bay, Ngaio, Te Aro, Petone and Upper Hutt.