Consumer Reports has some cool info posted about how to recycle a car seat. Being that a car seat is mixed materials, it seems almost impossible to recycle, but apparently, if you rip that sucker apart it helps.
Consumer Reports recommends you:
- Remove all fabric, padding, and screws. Disassemble the restraint.
- Use a screwdriver to remove as much metal as possible
- Recycle all plastic and foam parts, and discard the rest.
Visit Consumer Reports to read the rest of their car seat piece, which also discusses when to recycle your car seat.