Hi Pam

Thank you for your enquiry and for asking about how to keep old shoes out of landfill!

If your shoes are still in good condition and suitable for resale use Recycle Mate to find a charity shop or other location nearby accepting donations.

If the shoes are not in good condition they may be able to be recycled! Athletic shoes, thongs and some other types of shoes can be accepted at dedicated collection boxes at many retail locations across Australia. Use the search function in Recycle Mate to find out if your shoe is a type that can be recycled through one of these drop-off locations.

Lastly, if the shoes cannot be worn again or are not a type that are accepted for recycling they can then be placed in your general waste bin. Keep checking Recycle Mate as recycling programs expand and new drop-off locations are constantly added!

Thank you for getting in touch. Please feel free reach out if you have any other questions.