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Recycle your old sneakers!

Do you have sneakers or athletic shoes that you no longer want? Recycle them by dropping them off at UCSB's Recreation Center or ICA!

  • Permanent collection locations are located in the lobby of the UCSB Recreation Center and the Intercollegiate Athletes Gym (ICA)
  • Shoe-Drives occur the last two weeks of every quarter (Week 10 and Finals Week). During this time, additional bins are placed in the lobby of all on-campus housing.
  • All shoes except for heels, wedges, water socks, and crocs/flip flops are accepted 
  • All pairs of shoes recycled should be tied to together at the laces 
  • There is NO need to drop the shoes off in plastic bags or boxes of any kind
  • If anyone has questions or wants to recycle a large amount of shoes, please contact


Blue poster promoting sneaker recycling at UCSB's Rec Cen or ICA, sponsored by GotSneakers and FastFeetGrinded.