Car seats (for children)

Find out how to recycle and dispose of car seats for children.


If you can take your child’s car seat apart to its different component parts first, then the materials can be placed in the appropriate recyclable container at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.

The hard plastic base would go in rigid plastics container and metal clasps can be recycled in the metal container.

The foam and textile materials are not recyclable and will need to go in your general rubbish bin or in the non-recyclable container at the Recycling Centre.


You can take whole children’s car seats to your local Suffolk Recycling Centre and place them in the non-recyclable container. Please cut the straps on it to make sure the seat cannot be re-used.

Seats from cars and other vehicle parts are not accepted at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.