America Recycles Day - "Worn But Not Worn Out"
Organization: Westmoreland Cleanways
Description: Celebrate America Recycles Day by recycling your “worn but not worn out” shoes on Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shop Demo Depot, 23 West Main Street (site of the former Cook’s Lumber) in Mt. Pleasant. Join Westmoreland Cleanways and Shop Demo Depot in keeping thousands of pairs of good, usable shoes out of the landfill and getting them to people in need across the globe.
Westmoreland Cleanways is expanding its collaboration with ShoeBox Recycling for this year’s American Recycles Day on November 15. Visitors to Mt. Pleasant and employees of all downtown businesses are encouraged to bring gently used, paired, mens, womens and kids shoes to Shop Demo Depot with the hope that the message, ‘worn is not worn out’ will resonate throughout the county. Drop them off at Shop Demo Depot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 15, and feel good about giving them a second useful life. Speak with Westmoreland Cleanways Executive Director Ellen Keefe personally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. about ShoeBox Recycling and the many other environmental programs sponsored by Westmoreland Cleanways.
Gently worn shoes turned in at the collection will be packed up and shipped to where they are needed most … countries such as Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guatemala, Kenya and Haiti. Westmoreland County will benefit by keeping thousands of pounds of shoes out of our county landfills, reserving space for the real trash. Westmoreland Cleanways will benefit because rebates earned from ShoeBox Recycling will be used to sustain its free environmental educational programs.
All “worn but not worn out”, still wearable shoes will be accepted (no holes in the soles, or shoes in need of repair). If they’re disgusting to you, they’ll be disgusting to someone else. Go through your closets to find pairs of men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes, in all shapes, sizes, and colors: athletic shoes, cleats, work boots, dress shoes, sandals, flats and heels. The shoes we can’t use are singles, ski boots, heavy winter boots, roller- or ice skates, slippers and flip-flops.
Location: Shop Demo Depot, 23 West Main Street, Mt. Pleasant
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Phone: (724) 836-4129
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