Shoe Recycling Campaign

Every year, more than 350 million pairs of shoes end up in the landfill. Shoes take over 1,000 years to decompose, meaning they take up valuable space for a very long time. Save your soles and properly recycle them by donating your shoes.

On August 17th, 2020, Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission launched our Annual Shoe Recycling Campaign in efforts to divert shoes from the landfill and into developing countries instead (Haiti, Swaziland, etc.). We are accepting new to gently worn shoes in any size, and style, including slippers and flip-flops. Contact us for more info at (706) 225-4008 or email

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Connect with your schools, businesses, and organizations to get involved with our shoe recycling campaign!

Please donate written on chalkboard

Learn about our various drop-off locations throughout the city!

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Pledge A Donation today and help us continue our shoe recycling programs!

$1= 1 Shoe