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Child safety seat in the back of the car. (Getty Images)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Drive Safe Hampton Roads (DSHR) is once again joining forces with community partners to collect old, used and potentially unsafe child seats.

The annual Child Safety Seat Round-Up program began in 1989. In addition to collecting old child safety seats, the program also serves to educate caregivers about the possible dangers of using car seats more than eight years old, have been purchased from a thrift store or yard sale, have missing parts, or have no traceable recall information.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 863 children (aged 0-14) were killed in vehicle crashes in 2021 with 308 of them unrestrained. There were 8,539 unrestrained injuries for this age group.*

Virginia law requires all children under the age of eight to be properly restrained in an approved Department of Transportation (DOT) child restraint.

As an incentive, you can turn in an old safety seat for a reward during the month of February.

DSHR and its community partners, Walmart, AAA Tidewater Virginia, Hoffman Beverage Co., Waste Management of Virginia, and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, will be encouraging everyone to “round-up” their old child safety seats and turn them in for a “reward” throughout the month of February.

Walmart is providing a $5 Walmart gift card for each seat turned in (limit 2 rewards per person). Safety seats can be dropped off at Walmart Supercenter select locations or at any of the eleven AAA Tidewater Virginia locations from February 1–29, 2024.

Where to Recycle your Car Seat

February 2024 Drop Off Locations:

Walmart Supercenters

2448 Chesapeake Square Ring Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23321
201 Hillcrest Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23322
632 Grassfield Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23322
1170 North Military Hwy., Norfolk, VA 23502
7530 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk, VA 23505
1098 Fredrick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23707
6259 College Dr., Suffolk, VA 23435
546 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
2021 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
1149 Nimmo Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
657 Phoenix Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

AAA Tidewater Locations

5366 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
3352 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 919, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
1424 N. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454
111 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320
1023 Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322
330 W. 22nd St., Ste. 101, Norfolk, VA 23517
5732 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502
3529 Bridge Rd., Suffolk, VA 23435
1520 Aberdeen Rd., Hampton, VA 23666
733 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
6517 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188

All collected safety seats will be recycled by Waste Management of Virginia, Inc.

Since the first DSHR Round-Up, over 18,000 seats have been removed from general circulation.


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