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Over 80 Collection Points For You To Donate Old Shoes, Which Will Be Recycled Into Running Tracks & Playgrounds

It's a shoe-in.

The next time you’re clearing out your shoe cabinet, don’t just throw those old kicks away. Do good for the earth and donate them to recycle as part of Sport SG’s shoe waste collection program.

Yes, you can now donate sports shoes, school shoes and other rubberised footwear at over 80 collection points islandwide, and these will be recycled.

What shoes can you donate?

According to Active SG, all rubberised shoes — including sports shoes, school shoes and football boots (without metal studs) — are accepted. Rubberised slippers and sandals without metal parts can be donated too. Make sure shoes are dry and generally clean — soiled shoes will lead to contamination.

The shoes collected will be sent to a grinding facility and converted into granular material that’s used to make running tracks, playgrounds, fitness corners, gym mats, among others. According to Active SG, there are plans to use other parts of the shoe to develop prototypes for sporting equipment as well.

1 of 1 Where to drop off old shoes for recycling

Look out for these bins (above, right) at over 80 locations such as stadiums, schools and Decathlon outlets.

1. Bedok Stadium

2. Bishan Sport Centre

3. Bukit Gombak Sport Centre

4. Clementi Sport Centre

5. Choa Chu Kang Sport Centre

6. Heartbeat @ Bedok Sport Centre

7. Hougang Sport Centre

8. Jalan Besar Sport Centre

9. Jurong East Sport Centre

10. Jurong West Sport centre

11. Kallang Practise Track (Home of Athletics)

12. Pasir Ris Sport Centre

13. Queentowns Sport Centre

14. Tampines Sport Centre (Our Tampines Hub)

15. Toa Payoh Sport Centre

16. Sengkang Sport Centre

17. Serangoon Sport Centre

18. Yio Chu Kang Sport Centre

19. Yishun Sport Centre

20. Woodlands Sport Centre

21. Decathlon Singapore Lab

22. Decathlon Bedok

23. Decathlon City Square Mall

24. Decathlon Orchard

25. Decathlon Joo Koon

There are also over 60 schools with collection points, though these are only open to staff and students, and not to the general public. Full list here.

Photos: Facebook/Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Unsplash/Jakob Owens

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