Here’s an easy way to help the environment.  Rather than throwing out your old, worn-out athletic shoes for a date with the landfill, you can recycle them at Bethesda Green.

As a community partner with Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program, Bethesda Green is collecting old tennis shoes which will be

Leave your old athletic shoes in the recycling container located in the lobby of Bethesda Green.

turned into new, high-quality sports surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks and playgrounds for young people around the world.

We’re introducing the program over the next four weeks, through Feb. 12, to assess interest and response.  Old shoes can be left in the container found in the Bethesda Green lobby, next to the recycling display.

We’re located at 4825 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, at the corner of Woodmont and Cordell, second floor above the Chevy Chase Bank branch.  Please send an email to to let us know you’re coming by to drop off shoes.