Shoe Polish

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Polish that is still usable could be given away to neighbors or any of the local Buy Nothing chapters.

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.