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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
Goodwill (San Rafael) 809 Lincoln Ave San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (San Ramon) 1041 Market Place San Ramon Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Lightly used boots & shoes including for ski and snowboard for kids and adults. Not accepted: shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. heavy food indentations)
Jaunty Consignment Boutique 2217C San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon Reuse Free Drop-off
Tradesy 1217 2nd St Santa Monica Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Goodwill (South San Francisco ) 225 Kenwood Way South San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Sunnyvale) 1177 Kern Ave Sunnyvale Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Lightly used boots & shoes including for ski and snowboard for kids and adults. Not accepted: shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. heavy food indentations)
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Centro de Servicios Thrift Store 525 H St Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
Mindful Mami Collective - Community Closet Events Union City Reuse Free Pick-up Men, women's and kid's clothing in clean, gently used condition, accessories and shoes. No undergarments, swimwear or pajamas. Pick up in Union City area only.
The Arc of Alameda County (Union City) 34135 7th St
Drop-box in parking lot
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (Chavez Middle School) Cezar Chavez Middle School
2801 Hop Ranch Rd
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
One World Running Pearl Izumi Factory Store
1671 E. Monte Vista Road N-111
Vacaville Reuse Free Drop-off Collects running shoes, athletic gear shorts & t-shirts Make sure their are gently used If you will wash before sending, please wash with cold water and air dry them
A1 Shoe & Luggage Repair Phillips Building
1399 N Main St
Walnut Creek Repair Drop-off for a Fee Shoe shine while you wait
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe 1345-A Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Walnut Creek) 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Lightly used boots & shoes including for ski and snowboard for kids and adults. Not accepted: shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. heavy food indentations)
Leftovers Thrift Shop 2281 Olympic Boulevard Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Rescued Treasures 1270-I Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Garrett Thrift Store 1530 3rd Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off

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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