America Recycles Day (November 15) is a nationally recognized day started by Keep America Beautiful dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations alike to recycle and buy recycled products. Since 2008, Dakota Valley Recycling has held a shoe recycling collection event for a whole week in November to celebrate recycling. This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is working with USAgain, a national company that collects textiles to be reused or recycled.
Where and when can you drop off shoes?
|The event will take place the week of November 11-17, 2019|
Burnsville Ice Center
251 Civic Center Pkwy
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Rd
Hours: 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Rd
Bins will be outdoors and open 24/7
Lakeville Ames Arena
19900 Ipava Ave
Hours: 3:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
What happens to the shoes collected?
Shoes in good condition will be cleaned up and reused by giving to those in need. Shoes that are no longer in good condition will be separated and the parts such as rubber and textiles will be recycled.
Last years results
Last year we collected a total of 5.9 tons of shoes! 2.5 MORE tons than 2017!
That's equivalent to the weight of an adult Asian Elephant,
Or the weight of 23 fully grown pigs!
Let's work to make 2019 a record year for recycling. For resources on where to bring textiles year round visit www.co.dakota.mn.us/ and search Donate Your Stuff. For questions about this event, call the Dakota Valley Recycling Hotline at 952-895-4559