These boots are made for walking…so donate your unwanted footwear to charity shops where they can be sold on. Any shoes that are looking a little worse for wear can be taken to most recycling centres.
Household recycling collection
Shoes and boots aren’t collected in household recycling.
Household waste recycling centre (HWRC)
Most household waste recycling centres have containers for old shoes and boots.
What can you do?
Before you get rid of those unworn shoes, take another look. Could they be painted, decorated or repaired?
Repairing old shoes could be cheaper than buying a new pair
Pairs of shoes in good condition can be donated to charity shops for resale
Search online to find charities and community groups in your area who collect footwear
Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.
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