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The Evanston Ecology Center has joined forces with SWANCC, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, to be an official drop-off spot for Nike’s RAS (reuse-a-shoe) Program. Pairs of shoes in good condition or athletic court-type shoes that are a bit worn may be dropped off at the Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. during regular hours, M-Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The public is also invited to join the festivities at the Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration 1-4 p.m. on April 24 and drop-off your shoes then.

Shoe laces should not be tied together; athletic shoes for recycling should be dry and mud-free and not contain metal or batteries. For more information, call
847-448-8256 or visit