ONALASKA, WI (WXOW) - Volunteers were collecting used and expired car seats Saturday.
It's a program put on by Gundersen Lutherans trauma injury prevention group along with the Safe Kids Coulee Region group, Onalaska Police Department, La Crosse County Health Department and Southwest Regional Trauma Advisory Council.
The program recycles parts of the used car seats and makes sure they don't get re-used.
Volunteers had to dis-assemble the seats to be recycled.
Moms and dads are encouraged to drop off their car seats and booster seats that are over six years old, have been in an accident, or just aren't being used.
It is a convenient and safe alternative to get rid of something they don't need anymore.
Lindsay Seccombe, an intern for Gundersen Lutheran's trauma services says that they were worried a lot of times people just want to give your car seat away but if it's been in an accident or outdated or been recalled a lot of people don't look into that stuff so they give it to their neighbors or somebody else whose around and they might not be safe anymore."
On Thursday, May 9th from 9 am to 12 pm there will be a free car seat check.
Parents will be able to come to the Onalaska Police Department and make sure their child's car seats are safely installed.
For a complete list of car seat checks and other safety programs visits the Safe Kids Wisconsin website.
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