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Worn But Not Worn Out - Shoe Collection
Organization: Westmoreland Cleanways
Description: Celebrate America Recycles Day by recycling your “worn but not worn out” shoes on Thursday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. Join Westmoreland Cleanways and Westmoreland County in keeping thousands of pairs of good, usable shoes out of the landfill and getting them to people in need across the globe.

Westmoreland Cleanways is kicking off an exciting new collaboration with ShoeBox Recycling for this year’s American Recycles Day on November 15. Visitors to Greensburg and employees of all downtown businesses are encouraged to bring gently used, paired, mens, womens and kids shoes to the Westmoreland County Courthouse with the hope that the message, ‘worn is not worn out’ will resonate throughout the county. Drop them off at Westmoreland Cleanways’ display at the Courthouse from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 15, and feel good about giving them a second useful life. Collection boxes will be set up at both entrances to the Westmoreland County Courthouse on November 15, one at the Main Street entrance and one at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

All “worn but not worn out”, still wearable shoes will be accepted (no holes in the soles, or shoes in need of repair). If they’re disgusting to you, they’ll be disgusting to someone else. Go through your closets to find pairs of men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes, in all shapes, sizes, and colors: athletic shoes, cleats, work boots, dress shoes, sandals, flats and heels. The only shoes we can’t use are singles, ski boots, heavy winter boots, roller- or ice skates.

"Shoe recycling needs to become as familiar to us all and as easy to perform as bottle, can, and paper recycling,” said Lisa Pomerantz, Queen of Sole at ShoeBox Recycling. “It’s great to work with Westmoreland Cleanways, true leaders in sustainability, who see the vision we have of shifting the way people think about their shoes.”

Westmoreland Cleanways notes too, that the “Worn But Not Worn Out” shoe collection is an on-going program. While the official kick-off will be at the Courthouse on November 15, permanent drop-off locations are also located in Founders Hall on the campus of Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood; Chambers Hall on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg; and Westmoreland Cleanways’ office at 226 Donohoe Road in Greensburg.

Location: Westmoreland County Courthouse, Greensburg

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Phone: (724) 836-4129

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