How to dispose of Sports Shoes and Pre-loved Footwear

Sports, casual or active lifestyle shoes made out of rubber and non-leather fabric can be accepted for repurposing by some recycling providers.

If they are still in good or wearable condition, they can also be donated to charity. Check with your local council before putting used sports shoes in your kerbside rubbish or recycling bin.


  • Return to Collection Point

    Drop off at a Collection Point

    Drop off used or pre-loved sport shoes at specific collection points throughout Australia. For more info, look up Save our Soles or Tread Lightly.
  • Donate

    Donate pre-loved footwear to charities or resale venues

    Donate any pre-loved footwear that are still in good, wearable condition to your local charities, op shops, or resale venues.