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Drop Off Your Old Shoes for Recycling

In honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, residents can drop off shoes from Monday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 18 at locations in Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville.

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Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Dakota Valley Recycling.

Instead of throwing away old or unwanted shoes, residents in Burnsville, Apple Valley and Eagan can once again recycle them during a free one-week collection coordinated by Dakota Valley Recycling (cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan).

In honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, residents can drop off shoes from Monday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 18 at locations in each community.

Shoes of all types, sizes and styles, in any condition, will be accepted.Shoes donated as part of the program are collected by a local-area company, USAgain LLC, and either separated for reuse or recycled into new products.

In 2011, residents in Burnsville, Apple Valley and Eagan prevented 2.4 tons of shoes from going to the landfill.

Drop-Off Locations:

Burnsville
Burnsville Ice Center
251 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville
Container located outside the building

Apple Valley
Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Drive, Apple Valley
Container located outside the building

Eagan
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan
Container located INSIDE the building
Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information please contact Dakota Valley Recycling at 952-895-4511 or visit www.DakotaValleyRecycling.org.

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