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Elk Grove Recycling Worn Out Athletic Shoes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The city is holding its fourth-annual Athletic Shoe Collection. Traci Goularte with the city says the old shoes will be recycled into playing fields.

"They get ground up and created into the smaller particles in which they can create the playing surfaces. So then Nike goes out and chooses which fields or schools are in need of resurfacing, reusing the shoes themselves."

The shoe-drive is part of Nike's "reuse-a-shoe" campaign.

You can drop off your used athletic shoes at Elk Grove City Hall or at various schools in Elk Grove. The collection ends on April 29th.

Last year, the city collected 2 1/2 tons of shoes.

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