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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Request Collection

    Arrange for collection along with other textiles

    There are a number of recycling organisations that can arrange a collection for your old shoes, along with other pieces of textile or clothing you'd like to recycle. Do you research to find a local organisation that could help you with this.