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Reuse-A-Shoe Program

January 26, 2011
The Environmental Health Division is participating in the REUSE-A-SHOE program sponsored by Nike and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County. This program recycles worn out athletic shoes into “Nike Grind” material that goes into making running tracks and other athletic surfaces.
Collection Box Location, Dates and Times:
Where: Village of Palatine, Main Floor Lobby, 200 E Wood Street
When:  Until May 16,2011 
Times:    Monday - Friday  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Guidelines for Recycling:
Athletic Shoes Only (any brand)
Please DO NOT include shoes with metal eyelets, zippers, batteries, cleats or spikes.
Please DO NOT include flip flops, pool shoes, sandals, dress shoes, boots or slip-ons.
Please DO NOT include wet shoes or shoes with mud.
Please DO NOT tie shoe laces together.
Please DO NOT put rubber bands around shoes.
Recycle Your Athletic Shoes! Every pair makes a difference! Let your worn out shoes play on!  For information on Nike’s REUSE-A-SHOE program click here (
For collection information, contact the Environmental Health Division at (847) 359-9090.


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