New life for your old sports shoes

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

During April, the City of West Sacramento and the City of Elk Grove are partnering on a project to accept used athletic shoes that will be recycled by Nike shoes.

Nike recycles sneakers into three products: Nike Grind Rubber (made from the shoe’s outsole); Nike Grind Foam (made from the shoe’s midsole); and Nike Grind Fiber (made from the shoe’s fabric upper). These materials can become athletic fields, running tracks, and the cushion beneath tennis courts and basketball courts, for example.

West Sacramento offers two drop off collection locations (remember, athletic shoes only–any brand of running shoes, cross trainers, etc.):

  • City Hall on the first floor, open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1110 West Capitol Ave.; and
  • West Sacramento Recreation Center, Mondays-Fridays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 2801 Jefferson Blvd.

Please: no shoes containing metal, no cleats, no dress shoes, no wet or damp shoes, no sandals or flip-flops.

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