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Walmart has a new seat trade-in event. Here’s when and what you need to know

The event will happen for National Baby Safety Month.

A shopper walks to his car after purchasing a bike at Walmart in Butler Plaza on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. Walmart opened stores on Thursday.
A shopper walks to his car after purchasing a bike at Walmart in Butler Plaza on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. Walmart opened stores on Thursday.
Matt Stamey, The Gainesville Sun, Associated Press

It’s National Baby Safety Month, and Walmart wants to keep your old baby car seats out of landfills.

What’s going on: Walmart has officially kicked off its new car seat recycling event. About 4,000 Walmart stores across the country will buy back your used car seat for a $30 gift card, which can be used to purchase items on Walmart.com, according to USA Today.

When: The event lasts from Sept. 16 to Sept. 30.

Details: Once the car seats are traded in, TerraCycle will recycle the seats to stop them from appearing in landfills.

Reaction: Melody Richards, Walmart Baby vice president, said the event will promote safety.

“We wanted to use our size and scale to create an event that offered unprecedented access to trade in an outgrown car seat for a gift card — perfect for using on your baby’s next car seat,” Richards said.

Flashback: Target previously had its own car seat trade-in event, which ended on Sept. 13. The company recycled more than 500,000 car seats and more than 11.9 million pounds of materials.