It seems there's no answer for totally worn out leather shoes.
I'm penalised for wearing the same shoes for 10 years.
Recycling everything is draining all my energy!
Surely there's a spiritual lesson to be learned here?
Since the original poster is in Vancouver, British Columbia, here is a response to this same question from the Recycling Council of British Columbia (Hotline@rcbc.ca)
Summary: Rinse and remove grease soaked portions (garbage) before placing in the Blue Bin.
That container you have is a tricky item to deal with. Since it is product packaging, it is ...
If the goal is sustainability and I can only choose one, I'd choose aluminum. Aluminum is relatively cost-effective to recycle and doesn't decompose on its own. Paper is middling efficient to recycle, and decomposes on its own — eventually. Plastic is relatively inefficient to recycle, and also doesn't decompose much on its own — which means we should avoid ...