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Shoe Recycle


Alpine Runners collects and helps recycle sneakers and running shoes. Shoes are collected at the start location of the weekly Saturday run at Lake Zurich High School.

You can bring recyclable clean, wearable sneakers in good condition with laces tied or rubber banded to any Saturday morning run.

We do not accept

  • Athletic shoes that are wet, with soles that are too worn, breaking apart, dirty and not usable.
  • We do not accept athletic shoes with uppers that are worn through, cracked, or have tears.

Why Recycle:

  • You give gently worn, used and new sneakers a new lease on life.
  • You raise money for your cause.
  • You provide inventory for micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations who seek to help themselves out of poverty with work.