Tips on How to Do Away With Old Car Seats

car seatYour kids are probably all grown up now and you’re trying to clear up all the clutter that was left of their childhood. One of the bulky and spacious things that may catch your attention would be old car seats uninstalled from your car.

Such bulky equipment will not only be eating up your space at home but may as well be accumulating too much dust from the many years it has not been used. And because of this, you might just want to get rid of it soon.

However, due to the many memories that you share with your children when they were still seated safely on these outgrown seats that were once installed on your car, you probably feel awful thinking that it’s just not worth the memories to throw these once meaningful things in the garbage just like that.

Although we are aware that these seats when they were still functional did their job in keeping our kids safe from harm, however on the other side of the story when we really don’t have anything to do with these things anymore can absolutely be a huge bulk of trash that might not even be that easy to recycle at all.

The good news is that there are ways on how you can dispose these old car seats in the right way for recycling both in the U.S. and Canada.

Here are few tips for you to consider

  1. First thing to consider are recycling depots. All you need to do is to start searching for depots that accepts old seats from various vehicles which they as well recycle. Some depots may charge for a particular amount for recycling the material and some may as well require having the seat partly dismantled.
  2. Another option is to reuse the seats. If you know somebody who is need and cannot afford to buy a car seat and you have some to spare which were outgrown by your children, you can absolutely donate the seats to a charitable institution or to a social welfare organization. 

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However, the seats should at least meet three major criteria before it can be reused

  • Seats should not be expired.
  • Seats have never been damaged due to an accident.
  • The straps of the seats haven’t been washed or cleaned utilizing harmful chemicals.

Lastly, you can always recycle. Dismantling the car seat may not be that easy but it is the best way for you to start discovering what you can use from the different parts of an old car seat.

You will have to use various tools in taking the pieces apart from the seats and it may also take a lot of time and effort to perform such task. In then end though you’ll be able to separate those metal pieces and plastic that can be recycled and hen do away with the parts that need to go to trash.

These are only a few options for you to look upon when it comes to disposing the old car seats that your children have outgrown for some time. In the U.S. there is this Earth Month celebration where Target had this Car Seat Trade event. Target had teamed up with recycling company that will accept old car seats for recycling and in return those who brought their seats got a discount coupon.

Always keep your eyes open for such type of events that will not only help you get rid of the clutter at home but also help save our environment.

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Safest Car Seats to Consider for Your Child – What You Should Know

infant protection

If you’re aiming to make certain that your child’s protected whenever you drive your car to travel anywhere you want to go to, as parents and guardians you should look for the most reliable car seats that you can easily fasten your kids on and keep them safe all throughout travel time.

Take note that aside from the vehicle you’re driving, the particular seat where you child is restrained is the first thing that will protect your child from any unforeseen events on the road. This is why it’s very essential to obtain the safest seat that will also not protect your child but will bring comfort to the child as well.

Transitioning Seats for Your Child’s Safety

It’s recommended that you move your children from one type of seat to another in accordance with your state’s law. Generally speaking your newborn babies should be on a seat that can be detached and is placed only on a rear facing position. This position in your car has been assessed to be less prone to fatality during accidents on the road.

When your little ones grow heavier and taller, they can then be moved to a convertible seat which should still be facing the rear side of your car and then eventually can be switched to face forward when your little ones grows older. As they grow up the gain more weight and grow taller which will then require them to be transferred to a booster seat so their position can be raised up to the point that they fit your vehicle’s seat belts.

Several crash test results as well as various fact finding teams were able to determine that there are great chances that kids can easily outgrow their very own seats not by weight but by height instead. Having known this, consumer reports is now advising guardians and parents to have their kids move from an infant seat to a convertible seat facing the rear side of their car when they reach the age of one to prevent possible injuries on the head.

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6610 North Lovington Highway Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

(575) 392-6561 or (800) 530-4400

Founded in 1962, University of the Southwest (USW) is a private, four-year Christian university located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees both on-campus and online, and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report for ‘Top Online Education Programs’ and ‘Top Online Business Programs.’

Built on a foundation of Christian values and a servant leadership philosophy , University of the Southwest is a community of dedicated staff and faculty committed to developing each student, helping them achieve their full potential in the classroom, on the playing field and in the communities they serve.


Welcome to University of the Southwest!

For over 50 years, University of the Southwest has been offering academically stimulating and career-enhancing degree programs in a variety of disciplines.

A dynamic, intellectual environment, USW will provide you endless opportunities to learn, lead and make a difference in your life and the lives of others. As a student, you will be motivated to succeed, inspired to serve and empowered to take action toward your future.

Whether you’re interested in one of our on-campus or online undergraduate programs or pursuing one of our fully online graduate degrees, USW provides you the knowledge, the resources, and the support you need.

See why USW is the place to pursue your education!


Building leaders through faith, responsibility and initiative.

Whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field or through the computer, the University of the Southwest is committed to developing you academically, spiritually and personally. With over 50 undergraduate programs and 15 graduate programs to choose from – either online or at our campus in Hobbs – your courses are taught by quality faculty who are committed to your success.

Whatever educational path you choose, realize that you are part of a community that is dedicated to excellence in academics, athletics and Christ-centered living.

Our Schools
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Business & Professional Studies
School of Education


Earn your degree on your schedule.

Between work, family, and all of life’s other commitments, earning a degree can be difficult to fit in to your busy schedule. University of the Southwest can help. Whether it’s a bachelor’s degree, post-graduate degree, licensure, or a single course, USW offers a flexible, online alternative to pursing your education.

Providing all of the resources of our brick-and-mortar university – including small class sizes, stellar faculty, and challenging curricula – USW Online offers you the convenience, quality, and affordability to help you achieve your goals.

At USW Online:

  • There are no charges for out-of-state tuition and no distance education or technology fees.
  • You will communicate with classmates and professors in a virtual environment with tools to support your learning style.
  • You can access your classes anytime, anywhere. Courses are delivered using the latest technology (Blackboard and CAMS-Enterprise course management, e/pop web conferencing and MediaCAST) to provide dynamic, interactive learning environments, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Get Involved!

Learning and engagement goes beyond the classroom. At University of the Southwest, academics are one aspect of the student experience. Whether you live on campus or commute from home, the opportunities to participate in student activities are abundant, and the effects are boundless.

Campus Ministry
Embark on a spiritual journey through worship, outreach, and community involvement.

Student Organizations
Engage with students of like-minded interests and cultures.

Challenge your fellow students and faculty to exciting games of sport.

Build a better community through service and leadership. Plus, participate in our Servant Leadership Scholarship Program.

For more information contact Nichole Green , Director of Campus Life

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5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
(575) 492-5000


Welcome to Lea Regional Medical Center
Serving Southeast New Mexico and Lea County.

Lea Regional Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 201-bed, acute care facility providing complete care- from cardiac care and pediatrics to mental health and outpatient surgery. We believe in the power of people to create great care. We’re more than 400 healthcare professionals strong. We are a vibrant medical community of capable, confident and concerned individuals. And we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home.

  • CAMPUS & AMENITIES: Get DRIVING DIRECTIONS , PHONE DIRECTORIES , and information about all the things we offer on our campus.
  • QUALITY & SAFETY: We take patient safety and the quality of care we provide very seriously. Learn more about our POLICIES AND REGULATIONS .
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS: Read about your RIGHTS AND OUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES when it comes to this website.
  • CONTACT US: Let’s talk. Visit our CONTACT PAGE , and we’ll direct you to the right person to answer your questions and address your concerns.


We’re here for you and your family. Services Offered at Lea Regional Medical Center

Get to know the caring face of healthcare in your community at Lea Regional Medical Center. Our highly skilled team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy.

Select a service from our list on the right to learn more about how we’re here to help.


Helpful information for you to know.

At Lea Regional Medical Center, we’re here to help you heal—and to make certain your experience with us is as safe, restful and restorative as possible. However, before you visit us, there are a few things you might want to know about our CAMPUS , CHECKING IN and making the most of YOUR HOSPITAL STAY.


It’s nice to see you. We’re glad to have you.

Next to our patients, our patients’ friends and family members are the most important people we know. Spending time with someone who cares during a hospital stay stimulates smiles and lifts spirits–on both sides of the hospital bed. That’s why we encourage visitors to come see us, sit, and stay awhile; it’s a healthy experience for everyone.


Mental Health: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday-Friday
4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; No visitation allowed in the first 24 hours of admission.

MICU: 9 a.m. – 9:30 am, 1 p.m. – 1:30 pm, 5 p.m. – 5:30 pm, 8 p.m. – 8:30 pm


  • Labor, Delivery and Recovery: Visitors are limited to two at a time, unless specific exceptions are made with the physician. Children under the age of 12 are discouraged from visiting.
  • Post-Partum: Visitors are limited to immediate family when the baby is in the room. No other infants or toddlers may visit.
  • Nursery: Visitors are not allowed in the nursery area. Parents who are returning to the nursery to visit an “extended stay” newborn must check in with the nurse on duty.
  • Children under the age of 12 are discouraged from visiting.
  • Wash your hands often while visiting our facility. It prevents the spread of germs that can cause infection.
  • If you’ve got a fever, cold, or any infection symptoms, please stay home.
  • Lea Regional Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited on all hospital and clinic grounds.
  • Don’t bring patients food or candies unless your attending doctor gives permission.
  • GIFT SHOP & CAFETERIA: Pick up a smile for a patient or a snack for yourself while on our campus.
  • CAMPUS MAP & AMENITIES: Get MAPS , DRIVING DIRECTIONS , PHONE DIRECTORIES , and information about all the things our campus has to offer.
  • LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Planning a longer stay? Find a hotel in our community and get comfortable.
  • CONTACT US: Let’s talk. Visit our CONTACT PAGE , and we’ll direct you to the right person to answer your questions and address your concerns.
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The mission of the Mayor’s office is to uphold the standards set, for the office, in the City Charter. The Mayor shall (1) preside at all meetings of the Commission; (2) lead, guide and develop (in conjunction with the City Commission and others) short and long range growth and development plans and goals for the City; (3) represent the City and promote its interests at the local, county, state and national levels and in economic and industrial development; (4) be the head of the City for all ceremonial and spokesperson purposes.

It is the mission of the Mayor’s office to see that Hobbs reaches its goals in our ever changing and growing community. I will continue to work hard, along side our City Commissioners and Manager, to see that Hobbs has every opportunity to continue to grow economically, enhance our quality of life and build a strong, vibrant community. With the continued support and involvement from our community members, Hobbs will continue to grow and prosper.


As the City Manager for the great City of Hobbs, I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City and for bringing the vision of the City to fruition. Working with our Department Heads, I make recommendations/decisions and try to provide the necessary resources for our nearly 470 city employees to carry out their duties. It is my belief that the principle reason for having any government, is to serve the people. From the police, fire, and ambulance crews, to recycling effluent water and cleaning the parks, to enforcing building codes and holding contractors to certain standards, and finally providing excellent customer service to our community, our employees work hard every day to serve the roughly 44,000 diverse people that cover the 26 sq miles of Hobbs. I am proud to work with these fine employees, to help lead this great team, and to constantly work to improve the ways that we carry out our mission of serving the people.

The above duties are only half of the story, however, because no city lives within a vacuum. If we only had to perfect the above duties, easy enough, but technology changes, buildings decay, demographics shift, etc. A community is a living, breathing life in and of itself and requires dynamic leadership to constantly keep it young. This part of my job is what I feel distinguishes average City Managers from great ones. Working alongside the Mayor and City Commission, it is my job to research other cities, understand the latest trends, and help them form and carry out a vision of growth and development for our City.

I hope I was able to briefly illustrate my job as a City Manager to you. Every day is different and has unique challenges that can never be foreseen. The job of a City Manager requires the ability to dissect the past, evaluate the present, and anticipate the future. Hard work, persistence, and ingenuity are characteristics that I pride myself, and the successes of the City of Hobbs on.

District Map

Voters in Lea County take an active role in politics, especially local politics. The county is governed by five county commissioners, each representing a district of the county. The day-to-day management of the county is overseen by the county manager, who provides supervision to the various county departments and employees. The other elected county officials are the Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor, Probate Judge and County Clerk.

Each city in the county has its own locally elected officials who are elected by districts or at large within their municipalities to set policies and to govern their community.


The city of Hobbs has six district elected commissioners and a city-wide elected mayor. The mayor and commissioners hire a city manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city and its various departments. The city of Hobbs Police Department has a chief and approximately 80 certified police officers. The Hobbs Police Department is one of four police departments accredited by the International Police Chief’s Association. The Hobbs Fire Department has a chief and 71 firefighters who also are certified as EMT/Paramedics. The city of Hobbs enjoys the lowest Insurance Fire Rating in the state of New Mexico.


The city of Lovington has five elected city councilors, elected by district, with a mayor elected from within the council. The city is managed by a city manager who provides leadership for the day-to-day operations of the city and the various departments and services. The city of Lovington employs 26 certified police officers and has a fire department of 17 firefighters and EMTs.


The city of Eunice has eight elected city council members elected by districts and a mayor elected city-wide. The mayor manages the day-to-day operations of the city in cooperation with the city manager. The city of Eunice has a chief and five certified police officers. A full-time fire chief supervises 30 volunteer firefighters, along with seven certified volunteer EMTs.


The city of Jal has six elected city council members plus a mayor, all of whom serve the community at large. The city is managed by the city manager in cooperation with the mayor. The city of Jal has a chief and six certified police officers, and one full-time fire chief and medical-services director along with 18 volunteer firefighters/EMTs.


The city of Tatum has four elected city councilors and a mayor, all of whom are elected at large. The Tatum Police Department has a chief and three certified police officers. The city’s fire department has a chief and 10 volunteer firefighters, and operates the ambulance service for the city.


The Lea County Sheriff’s office is staffed with 44 certified deputies who are responsible for Courthouse security, civil service and patrolling the unincorporated areas of Lea County. This modern sheriff’s department coordinates its criminal operations and investigations with the various local law enforcement agencies. The Lea County Sheriff’s Department has offices in Hobbs and Lovington and has resident deputies in Jal, Eunice and Tatum.


The New Mexico State Police has a sub-district office in Hobbs and provides patrol officers and supervision for Lea County-based State Police officers. The State Police district offices are located in the city of Roswell.

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Because of the low humidity, many people take advantage of the cool mornings and evenings to exercise and stretch with a game of golf. Hobbs is noted for its flat surfaces and dedicated golf courses for young and old alike.


5001 Jack Gomez Blvd
Hobbs, NM
(575) 397-9297

Play The Rock!

One of the finest golf courses in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas is right here in Hobbs! Ocotillo Park Golf Course, located in the northeast side of Hobbs right off the Lovington Highway, is recognized by golfers throughout the area as one of the top public courses. Our 18-hole layout challenges even the most experienced golfers.



18 or 9 Weekday: $12 Sundown Weekday: $8 18 or 9 Weekend: $15 Sundown Weekend: $10

Senior (62+)

18 or 9 Weekday: $9 Sundown Weekday: $6 18 or 9 Weekend: $12 Sundown Weekend: $8

Junior (under 18)

18 or 9 Weekday: $4 Sundown Weekday: $3 18 or 9 Weekend: $6 Sundown Weekend: $4

Cart Fees

18 single: $15 9 single: $7.50

Range Balls

Large: $5 Small: $2.50


Pull Cart: $2 9 hole clubs: $8 18 hole clubs: $16


5001 W Carlsbad Hwy • Hobbs, NM 88240 • (575) 393-5212

Hobbs Country Club is a private equity golf club located on the Southwest side of Hobbs, New Mexico. Founded in 1937, Hobbs C.C. has a dynamic membership comprised of civic leaders, business owners, executives and retirees of many local and national companies. Our club house offers a true fine dining experience with a combination of formal and casual dining.

Hobbs Country Club has golf and swimming programs that cater to our members. If you are looking for a wonderful setting to host a special event in the Lea County area, allow our team of professionals to assist you every step of the way. At Hobbs Country Club you will be served with the utmost respect and dignity.

Our 18-hole course features 6,627 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 121. Come enjoy a round of golf on some of the best bent grass greens you will find anywhere. Hobbs Country Club golf course opened in 1937.


Outside guest rates for those that are not members of HCC.

Outside guest green fee –

Tuesday thru Thursday
$40.00 (includes cart)

Outside guest green fee –

Friday thru Sunday $50.00 (includes cart)

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Hobbs area’s rich ranching history is captured in three exciting museums: the Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame on the campus of New Mexico Junior College, the Thelma A. Webber Southwest Heritage Room on the University of the Southwest campus and the Lea County Museum in Lovington. The museums all focus on life and times on the Llano Estacado Plains.


1 Thunderbird Cir
Hobbs, NM
(575) 492-2675

The home of “Hobbspitality,” located on the Campus of New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame strives to be the regional leader in the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and materials documenting the Cowboy and Ranching Heritage of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.

Quick Contact Information:

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Adults $3
1 Thunderbird Circle, Hobbs, NM 88240

Sunday 1pm-5pm
Senior 65 and older $2
Phone: 575-492-2678

Monday by Appointment Only
Students/Educators $2

Children 5 and under Free

NMJC Faculty/Staff/Students Free

Active Military, Veterans & First Responders Free


(505) 393-4784
Carlsbad Hwy., 10 mi. W. of Hobbs
Hobbs, NM


(505) 393-6696 Hobbs/Lea Cty. Airport; Hwy 62-180
Hobbs, NM



6610 N. Lovington Highway
College of the Southwest Campus


5101 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 391-2900

The Lea County Event Center (LCEC) is a 167,000 square foot facility that provides premier meeting space for over 75,000 residents in Lea County. Conveniently located in Hobbs, New Mexico, the LCEC is an excellent choice for conventions, meetings, concerts, special events and more! This versatile facility offers the community an opportunity to convene for the purpose of learning, interacting, exhibiting, entertaining and more. With several multipurpose areas, the LCEC provides a 6,071 fixed seating arena, a banquet hall with three adjacent rooms accommodating up to 120 people per room and one small meeting room that holds up to thirty people. The banquet rooms are designed to meet a wide variety of needs including but not limited to: business meetings, seminars, banquets, dances, conventions and trade shows. The LCEC hosts about 50 events per month and is equipped to handle your unique event!
Contact us today at 575-391-2900 to plan your event.


101 S Commercial St
Lovington, NM
(800) 658-9955

Welcome to the 80th ANNUAL


Come enjoy the arts & crafts showcase, carnival, concerts, Xtreme Bull Event, PRCA Rodeo, Livestock Shows, Commercial Vendors, and enjoy some of the best fair food in the area! GATES OPEN DAILY AT 8:00am FREE ADMISSION until 1:00pm Adults (age 13 & Older) – $8.00 Children (age 6-12) – $6.00 Children 5& Under – FREE


Interested in partnering with the Lea County Fair & Rodeo? We offer sponsorship packages for any budget and encourage you to look through our options for the 2014 Lea County Fair & Rodeo. Click on the PDF link below to view the many different opportunities available that will allow you to help the Lea County Fair & Rodeo continue to be a huge success!

Please feel free to call (575.396.8686) or email ( ) with any questions you may have.

We look forward to growing our current partnerships as well as building new ones!

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Whether you’re a history buff, a sports fanatic, a nature lover or a gambler, Hobbs has it all!


Our parks in Hobbs are perfect for relaxing, walking, picnicking, feeding the ducks, and fishing. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway for family togetherness time, we have a park just for you! Enjoy our playground areas, and the shaded areas for relaxing, or pavilions to rent for a private party.

If you might be looking for a welcoming place to park your RV overnight, we have great RV amenities including easily accessible hook-ups and individual pavilions. You�ll find the surroundings to be very accommodating and friendly. Keep an eye out for the area wildlife that may pay you a visit at daylight or at sundown.

Hobbs has water activities for the whole family to enjoy on those warm summer days. Youngsters will enjoy kiddie pools with smaller slides. Non-swimmers will appreciate the zero depth pool, and serious aquatic athletes can exercise in five 25-foot lap lanes.


Hobbs offers many forms of recreational and leisure opportunities to its residents and guests. The great weather allows many outdoor activities to be done throughout the year. Residents enjoy all forms of organized sports and several sports organizations are available for all age groups, including swimming, archery, golf, hang gliding/soaring, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, jogging, bike riding, basketball, baseball, softball, t-ball, tennis, roller skating, bowling and soccer, to list a few. Sports in Hobbs are only limited by your ability and imagination.

For the auto enthusiast, the local drag strip offers both head-to-head drag racing and timed (bracketed) drag racing. All car classes are accepted and spectators are welcomed. For off-road vehicle owners, there are plenty of opportunities to drive your vehicles. Make sure that if it is private land to get permission, though much of Lea County is either state or federal land. Organized motorcycle groups are welcomed to Hobbs and several events just for motorcycles are scheduled throughout the year. We have several motorcycle dealers in the area to take care of problems that may arise.

Water sports are another great way to experience Hobbs. Most of Lea County’s water is underground in our Ogallala aquifer, but that which is on top is used to its fullest. Each community has public-operated swimming pools, several of them with water park settings and picnic grounds close by. Again, because of the weather, swimming is a year-round activity, with summer seeing the lion’s share of pool usage.

There are several fishing holes in the area, with fish stocked by the New Mexico Fish and Game Department. Fishing licenses are required for adults and teens; children under 11 can fish without a license.

The early morning and evening brings out bicyclists, walkers and runners. Because of the low humidity, many people take advantage of the cool mornings and evenings to exercise and stretch their legs. Hobbs is noted for its flat surfaces and dedicated jogging, biking and walking trails. This is a safe and healthy activity for young and old alike.

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