Teresa's Tuesday Tip

Tuesday Tip - Recycling Shoes

We're cleaning out a bit here and have some shoes we need to get rid of. Rather than toss em in the trash where they'll likely end up in some heap, we'd like to take the better route and donate or recycle them. The plan is to donate the ones that seem decent enough to do so. We have a great Thrift store nearby where we typically donate all of our used clothing items. But in my search for recycling options for sneakers I found Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. It works this way...

You take your old sneaks to a Reuse-A-Shoe center (looks like they have several in the US).
They accept any brand of sneaker but not dress shoes. And make sure they're not riddled with dirt or mud.Locations in the Philly area include:
City Sports
Rittenhouse Sports Specialties

Other options for getting rid of old shoes:
Salvation Army
Planet Aid

If you have other sources for recycling shoes, please let us know. We'd love to share them and get the word out!

wee tested. mommy approved.


ForensicMama said...
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Milk Mama said...

Those are awesome tips! :D
And that previous comment was me. Just forgot to log out of another blog. :)

Shop with Me Mama said...

Thanks for the tip! :)

Teresa said...

Hey, just posted the Crocs recycling addresses...sorry I missed that! http://weebgreen.blogspot.com/2009/05/tuesday-tip-recycling-shoes.html