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Vans® Family Recycling Program

Recycle all brands and types of shoes at participating retailers.

Recycling in partnership with Vans®

TerraCycle® and Vans® have partnered to create a free recycling program for all brands and types of shoes at participating retailers.

Find a participating retailer near you using the interactive map below.

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In light of recent business closures at the guidance of the CDC and local governments, we strongly recommend contacting your local recycling location to confirm they are still open and collecting before leaving your home to drop off.

Local Recycling Solutions

Note: Not all Vans retailers are participating in this free recycling program. Currently, participating retailers are only available in California. Please consult the map below to find participating stores.

Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

How it works

Once you’re ready to part with your old, used, and worn-out shoes, head to a participating Vans® retailer to drop them off for recycling.

What you can recycle

Recyclable at participating Vans retailers: All brands and types of shoes.


As thanks for your dedication to Eliminating the Idea of Waste by recycling your shoes, you can earn points through the Vans® Family app. Visit to learn more.


As part of the Vans® commitment to inspire youth culture, they recognize that we must protect the planet and its resources for future generations. Their sustainability program does this by reducing the environmental footprint of its operations and products.

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