Shoe Polish

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Hazardous Waste

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Mattress Collection Event (Hercules, CA) – ONE DAY ONLY!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

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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.


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.