Monday, June 18, 2007
From our mailbag:
A few months ago, there were a couple of cans labeled "shoes" near the clothing recycling trailer. They are no longer there. I have continued bagging old shoes and placing them in the trailer. Now, I am wondering if you still accept shoes? What about leather purses? Is it correct to put these in the trailer?
Thanks for your questions, L.
Yes, we continue to accept shoes and purses in our Clothing and Textiles container at the Shady Grove Transfer Station. Please keep shoes in pairs, and put all of your items into a plastic bag to help keep them clean and dry. They will be reused or recycled, depending on their condition.
What happened to the separate shoe cans you saw a few months ago? We were working with an organization that collected only shoes. They shipped the shoes to Honduras. Students there are required to have shoes to go to school. So, the shoes you contributed to this project helped enable children to attend classes.