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walking2lose
12-22-2008, 01:48 PM
Hi everyone,

I read about a place where you can mail your old tennis shoes for recycling. Has anyone ever done this? Does anyone know the address? Thanks!


FrouFrou
12-22-2008, 01:57 PM
Never heard of it but I am curious...will be watching this thread. It would be great to have some place to recycle the old shoes instead of throwing them away.

cbmare
12-22-2008, 02:02 PM
Those and denim jeans as well. The denim is made into insulation.

I'll be watching as well.


RobinW
12-22-2008, 02:06 PM
no, but I've put my shoes ontop of my garbage can, and in the morning they were gone. Someone who needed them picked them up......which is why I left them ontop.

Thighs Be Gone
12-22-2008, 02:10 PM
We donated ours to the school--they were shredded and are now used as mulch padding under the playground equipment--normally a very expensive item to purchase.

walking2lose
12-22-2008, 02:16 PM
I stopped being lazy and googled it... this is what I found:

Current Drop-Off Locations to Recycle Athletic Shoe

For individuals interested in recycling small quantities of worn-out athletic shoes, please visit Nike's website to find a drop-off location near you. If there is not a collection partner in your area, you can mail shoes at your own expense back to:

Nike Recycling Center
c/o Reuse-A-Shoe
26755 SW 95th Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

from this site http://www.nrc-recycle.org/reuseashoe.aspx

cbmare
12-22-2008, 05:04 PM
Those sites are not very friendly. I couldn't find anywhere to enter my zip code.

cbmare
12-22-2008, 05:06 PM
OK. I finally found the drop down button. Geez! At least I have 2 nearby.