Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto
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Shoes - Good Condition

Shoes should be in good enough condition to be reused.

Shoes for donation should be in good condition for reuse. Consider bringing shoes to a local cobbler to transform your shoes through stretching, cleaning, resoling, polish, and strap/buckle repair/replacement to bring you joy once more. Tie or rubber band pairs of shoes so they stay together.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Pretty Penny Clothing 2981 College Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Vintage & modern
REI (Berkeley) 1338 San Pablo Ave
(near Gilman)
Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Running shoes and hiking boots. Good, working condition only. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.
Model Shoe Renew 1934 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Services include cleaning and repair of clogs, sneakers, dress shoes, dog damage repair, heel repair, shoe shines, and specialty shoes including Tevas, Red Wing Boots, dance shoes, cowboy boots, walking shoes, Western boots, red bottomed heels, & Birkenstocks
Grove Street Kids 1385 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Clean & free of dirt
Crossroads Trading (Berkeley) 2338 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Berkeley Flea Market 1937 Ashby Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Urban Ore 900 Murray St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Items must be in clean reusable, good condition. Adult shoes only.
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Native American Heritage Association 12085 Quaal Rd Black Hawk Reuse Free Mail-in Especially winter and snow/cold-weather boots
Goodwill (Brentwood) 6271 Lone Tree Way,
Empire Shopping Center
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 7911 Brentwood Blvd Brentwood Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Alter your sandals and reposition straps. Replace slippery heels from plastic to non-skid rubber. Adapt or restyle to custom fit to your unique feet. Stretch and adjust shoes to break-in or increase comfort. Professionally waterproof your shoes and leather garments.
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off
Parca Parca Main Office
800 Airport Blvd, Suite 320
Burlingame Reuse Free Pick-up
Project Sole 2156 Chenault Dr Carrollton Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts large quantities from businesses
Peace Passers 2804 Yadkin Ave Charlotte Reuse Free Mail-in Soccer cleats and indoor/turf soccer shoes. Please be sure to wipe of dirt or mud. Always tie cleats together in pairs before shipping. Soccer socks.
ARF Mart Thrift Store 1950H Market St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Concord - Clayton) 3495 Clayton Road Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
REI (Concord) 1975 Diamond Blvd
Ste B100, The Willows Shopping Center
Concord Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Good, working condition only. Running shoes and hiking boots. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Clean and dry. See Textile Collection Program details. Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). Set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Clean and dry. See Textile Reuse & Recycling Program details.
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Dublin
Textile Collection Program AVI collects clean & dry textiles quarterly first full week of Jul, Oct, Jan and Apr in clear plastic bags from residents (SF & MF). Schedule collection at 925-479-9545 at least 7 days out.
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Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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