Yes! Although there are plenty of Swamp Yankees (I say that with love because I look that part too, some days) in ours too.
What are the doing with all those shoes? I also notice they pass on high end brands, I've found some OMFG brands left behind...and they never take what I know is $$$$$$ rollerblades, hockey skates and ski gear that the athletes come in and snap up for their swap meets/indoor fleas.
I can only guess there is some kind of payday for providing such items to a facility that forwards on or buys from individuals to another country.