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Recycle Your Shoes @ the Library, April 2-22

It IS easy being green (apologies to Kermit), and that starts at the ground level…your feet!

Shoe Recycling
April 2 – 22
Library Lobby

Bring in (almost) any type of footwear, in (almost) any condition. Please keep pairs together: tie laces, or secure with rubber bands, or place in a tied, plastic bag. Sorry, but  CANNOT accept:

  • Snow boots
  • Moldy shoes; Shoes too badly damaged – in pieces or no soles/bottoms
  • Ice Skates

This is part of the SWALCO Reuse-A-Shoe initiative, and all shoes are either distributed for use or carefully dissembled and recycled. Last year, the Library and Deerfield community kept 263 pairs of shoes out of landfill dumps. Look for the collection box in the lobby.

Bonus! Donate shoes and receive a reusable, PVC-free Library tote bagWhile supplies lastOne per family, please.

Another way to be green: At a nearby location, recycle your clothing & textiles

Did you know that 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S.?

The great news is that you can help turn the tide by participating in SWALCO’s textile recycling program. They accept new, gently used, used or unwanted/worn, women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and textiles. All fabrics will be accepted, even with stains or holes. Nearly 95% of the materials collected will be repurposed or recycled.

You’ll find a drop box in the West Deerfield Township parking lot, 601 Deerfield Rd. Donations should be in a closed plastic bag. More details about recycling your clothing and textiles can be found on the SWALCO website.

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