SCHOFIELD (WAOW) -- There was an environmentally-friendly effort to get rid of old and unsafe car seats Saturday.
Aspirus Hospital and Schofield Fire Department held a car seat recycling day. It was part of a state wide collection.
Fire men and women stripped the metal and fabric off dozens of expired or damaged car seats.
Organizers say the plastic shells will be fully recycled.
They say they want to make sure people don't use unsafe car seats. They also want to help the environment.
"That's probably the biggest thank you that we get," said Michelle Armstrong, the Safe Kids Coordinator for Aspirus Wausau Hospital. "People are like, 'Oh thanks, I don't have to toss this in a landfill,' because it is a big chunk of plastic. We don't want to fill up the landfill with that. If we're able to recycle it, we're happy to provide this."
Organizers say expiration dates can be found on most car seats. They say it's usually about six years after the seat is made.