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Recycle Shoes in Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan Nov. 13-19
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/13/2017

Instead of throwing away old or unwanted shoes, residents can once again recycle them during a free one-week collection.

In honor of America Recycles Day Nov. 15, residents will be able to drop off shoes from Nov. 13 to 19 at locations in the south metro.

Shoes of all types, sizes and styles, in any condition, will be accepted. Those in good condition will be donated and reused, while those in poor condition will be recycled by Minnesota-based Wear Ever. Shoes that are recycled are used to resurface athletic fields and playgrounds, in oil spill cleanup kits, in insulation and can even be made into new shoes.

In 2016, the one-week collection event collected 3.5 tons of shoes, about the weight of six grizzly bears.

Shoe Recycling Locations:

- Burnsville Ice Center, 251 Civic Center Pkwy., Hours: 8 .m. to 9 p.m. Container INSIDE building

- Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Rd., Hours: 24-hours-a-day Outdoor drop box

- Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Rd., Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Container INSIDE building

For more information please contact Dakota Valley Recycling at 952-895-4511 or visit

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