Eyeglass Recycling

Lions Recycle for Sight

Throughout the year, Portage Lions collect used eyeglasses through a network of eyeglass collection boxes located throughout Portage and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. 

Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

You can help!! If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, please donate them to the Portage Lions Club using one of our collection boxes and you can change someone’s life!


Collection boxes are located at the following Portage, Wisconsin locations:

BMO Harris Bank – 2851 New Pinery Road

St. Vincent de Paul – 1311 West Wisconsin Street

Goodwill – 2902 American Legion Drive

Community Bank – 2930 New Pinery Road

Associated Bank – 222 East Wisconsin Street

Dr. Goldthorpe – Goldthrope Family Eyecare – 130 Henry Drive

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home – 430 West Wisconsin Street

Kratz Funeral Home – 302 East Conant Street

Wal-Mart – 2950 New Pinery Road

US Bank  – 238 West Wisconsin Street

Dr. Elliot  & Webb – 304 West Cook Street

John Muir Elementary School – 2600 Woodcrest Drive

Davis Duehr Dean – 2825 Hunters Trail

City Hall – Police Dept – 117 West Pleasant Street