Cribs and Car Seats
We go to great lengths to keep our children safe, which is precisely the reason thrift stores won’t accept cribs and car seats. Due to the volume of recalls on these products, the condition of the units and the inability to guarantee a car seat was never involved in a crash, most stores are not permitted to sell them. Many states have facilities to recycle used car seats and other baby items, which is a responsible alternative to the landfill.
Bedbugs remain a viable threat to second-hand stores, which is the main reason for not accepting used mattresses. You may be surprised to know that up to 80 percent of a used mattress can be recycled, which is a great alternative to donating and helps reduce the impact of the waste lifecycle of mattresses.