Come to the Green Side

November 22, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites, Recycling

Bring your old athletic shoes to the collection bin at the Hoffman Estates Community Center & Ice Arena (CCIA) and prevent thousands of shoes from taking up space in our landfills.  The CCIA is located at 1685 W. Higgins Road.

The Hoffman Estates Park District is sponsoring this event with the Chicago Wolves and the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County (SWANCC).  

Shoes must be clean athletic shoes with no metal. Please no Vans, dress shoes, cleats, sandals, or boots.

Through this program, old athletic shoes collected will be shredded at Nike’s Oregon facility and made into “Regrind”, a material that goes into making new sports surfaces and fields, such as basketball and tennis courts, soccer and football fields and running tracks. Additionally, Nike donates sports courts, tracks and fields to communities world wide to encourage kids to be more physically active.