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Child Care Safety Seat Trial Extended


Kiama Council has announced an extension of the trial of recycling old child car safety seats until the end of September.

Council is allowing people to dispose of their old safety seats for free at its Minnamurra Community Recycling Centre.

The service is available to residents of Kiama and surrounding council areas.

Kiama is one of three NSW sites taking part in the trial, which is being conducted by Equilibrium in conjunction with the Flagstaff Group, NSW Government, NRMA and child safety seat manufacturers.

The aim is to divert in excess of 900 tonnes of waste away from landfill and back into the recycling stream.

Another aim is to remove potentially unsafe child car safety seats from the reuse market.

Child car safety seats accepted for recycling are:

  • Rear facing carriers
  • Forward facing seats
  • Booster seats
  • Car seat and carrier frames
  • Car seat and carrier strapping
  • Items that attach directly to the seat or carrier supported by the manufacturer

The trial was to cease at the end of August.

Media release courtesy of the Kiama Municipal Council

Photo: Wade O’Leary (NRMA) with Josephine St John (Kiama Council) and Damien Wigley (Equilibrium) inspect the seat drop off point at Kiama’s Community Recycling Centre