Child Safety Seat Round-Up

Old, Used, Borrowed and Abused Child Safety Seat Round-Up serves to educate parents and caregivers about the possible dangers of using car seats that are over eight years old, have been purchased from a thrift store or yard sale, have parts missing, or have no traceable recall information.  For these reasons, people are urged to round-up their old safety seats and turn them in for a reward throughout the month of February.

To help keep our young children as safe as possible, Drive Safe Hampton Roads has partnered with Walmart, AAA Tidewater Virginia, Hoffman Beverage, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, and Waste Management of Virginia, Inc. to conduct the OLD, USED, BORROWED AND ABUSED CHILD SAFETY SEAT ROUND-UP.

This legacy program began in the spring of 1989, joining forces with community partners to collect old, used and potentially unsafe child safety seats. There were 27 safety seats collected and crushed in the first Old, Used, Borrowed and Abused Child Safety Seat Round-up at what is now Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach.  Since the first Round-Up, over 18,000 seats have been removed from general circulation.

Waste Management recycles all the collected safety seats. Not only does recycling these seats eliminate the potential danger to children, but it also provides positive benefits to the community by utilizing a greener alternative for disposal.

Drive Safe Hampton Roads reminds parents and caregivers that Virginia law requires all children under the age of eight to be properly restrained in an approved Department of Transportation (DOT) child restraint.  This law applies to any driver, not just the parent or guardian, in any vehicle, on any highway in Virginia.  In addition, all children ages eight through seventeen years of age must be properly restrained in a safety belt while seated in any seating position in a vehicle.

For over 34 years,Drive Safe Hampton Roads has been dedicated to preventing crashes, injuries and fatalities on the region’s roadways.

2024 Round-Up starts February 1st.




2024 Old, Used, Borrowed and Abused Child Safety Seat Round-Up 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



Related Resources:

4 Steps to Child Passenger Safety
A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Baby with a Child Safety Seat - English (VDH)
A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Baby with a Child Safety Seat - Spanish (VDH)
When You Buckle Up Family Brochure - English (Drive Smart Virginia)
When You Buckle Up Family Brochure - Spanish (Drive Smart Virginia)
If You’re Pregnant: Seat Belt Recommendations for Drivers and Passengers
Virginia Department of Health Safety Seat Distribution and Education Program - English
Virginia Department of Health Safety Seat Distribution and Education Program - Spanish