Accepted items: Sandals, boots, shoes, heels
Not accepted: Ski boots, inline skates, shoelaces, socks

 

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Collect with large Zero Waste Bags

Recycle shoes and footwear by using our large Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Shoes & footwear” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, then scan the QR code or log in to your account to schedule a pickup. Place the Zero Waste Bag in your collection box or at your doorstep, and we’ll pick it up at the scheduled time.

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How we recycle

When we receive your Zero Waste Bag, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

When we receive your Zero Waste Bag, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

The footwear is shredded, and the materials are sorted into categories (synthetic fibers, foams, and leather).

The footwear is shredded, and the materials are sorted into categories (synthetic fibers, foams, and leather).

The materials are used to make new products, including <a href="/pages/community">items that will benefit your local community</a>.

The materials are used to make new products, including items that will benefit your local community.

 

Learn more about how we recycle shoes & footwear ⬇

Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk. 

Footwear is shredded, and the materials are separated by density through air- and water-based mechanical sortation into synthetic fibers, foams, and leather. Fibers are then sold for use in applications such as composite decking. Foams and leathers are granulated for use in flooring applications.

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