SWALCO HAS NUMEROUS REUSE-A-SHOE DROP-OFF SITES AND SEASONAL COLLECTIONS, WITH GROUPS COLLECTING FROM AROUND THE REGION.
WE ASK THAT YOU CHECK WITH EACH OF THE CURRENT REUSE-A-SHOE DROP-OFF SITES FIRST (BOTH SEASONAL AND YEAR-ROUND), TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALSO ACCEPTING SHOES AT THIS TIME, BEFORE VISITING/DROPPING OFF.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM.
No matter what age we are, most of us have at least a few pairs or more of unwanted shoes hanging out in our closets. Some may be shoes we just don’t wear, shoes we or family members have outgrown, or those that have gotten a little worn around the edges. Much of what we consider unwanted waste can actually be recycled or repurposed.
With the pursuit of sustainability in mind, SWALCO developed a program to reuse those shoes and we have been offering the program for over a decade now. Many tons of shoes have been collected through this program to date, and, these tons, have all been recycled or reused.
All other boots, like dress boots, hiking boots and rain boots are accepted. Any brand and any size will be accepted. Shoes in any condition, from new or gently used, to those that are worn, will be accepted. Even those with stains or holes will be accepted. And, the great news is that 95% or more of all the materials collected will be recycled or reused and not only that – you can be a part of this great effort!
Everyone can take part. Make a difference in your community that reaches so much further beyond and Reuse Those Shoes!