Shoe Polish

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

Residents may drop-off shoe polish at the West County HHW Collection Facility.

Ways to Reduce

Opt for a Natural Polish

Choose a natural shoe polish that doesn’t contain turpentine, chemical dyes or petroleum byproducts. Look for natural oils, waxes, and mineral or organic pigments.

olive-oil

DIY Shoe Polish

Beeswax or carnuba wax and walnut, coconut or olive oil are eco-friendly alternatives to store-bought shoe polish. Try making your own petroleum-free polish by combining 2 ounces of oil, ½ ounce of beeswax, and ½ to 1 teaspoon of natural pigment from Earth Pigments.