Millions of old athletic shoes end up in landfills every year. Nike has a program that takes old athletic shoes and turns them into Nike Grind for sports surfaces. If you want to organize a shoe collection drive at your school, you will need to fill out an application, collect boxes for shipping and sort and pack the shoes before sending them to a program recycling facility. Nike will cover the shipping costs for one shipment of at least 500 pairs of shoes.


Not ready to collect 500 pairs of shoes? Start with a class size drive and deliver them yourself. Or let your students get the word out to others about this program.


More information and an application are available at the website.