From left: Outdoor Addictions staff

Don’t throw out your old running shoes – recycle them

Deposit your old shoes in a recycle bin to be donated to the Salvation Army

Everyone has heard by now of the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Today in Campbell River, you can recycle almost everything, metal, paper, plastic containers and bags, Styrofoam, glass, electronics, batteries and now there is a new running shoe recycling program in Campbell River which also benefits some of our local residents. Outdoor Addictions, in conjunction with the Salvation Army have initiated a new program to re-use your retired running shoes.

Bring your used running shoes with you when you buy a new pair of running shoes at Outdoor Addictions, and they will give you a $10 discount on the purchase and deposit your old shoes in a recycle bin to be donated to the Salvation Army.

“It’s a great way to give back to the community,” say’s Captain Gord Taylor.  All they ask is that the runners be in re-usable condition not totally destroyed and if possible washed.