Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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 A Shoe - Nike Grind Drop-off Locations Recycle Free Drop-off POOR Condition only - athletic shoes (rubber soles) that are in too poor of a condition for others to use. Donate good condition athletic shoes to REUSE programs. See website for current locations, then call the store before you go.
Instant Shoe Care 415 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee shoe restoration and repair
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
Nick's Shoe Repair 747 23rd St Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Chaco Sandals Repair Program ReChacoFactory Rockford Repair Mail-in for a Fee Resole, replace certain straps (Z versions), unstick straps, shorten straps and replace buckles on Chacos sandals for a fee.
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Tri-Valley Cobbler 2558 Old First St # A Livermore Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Next Step 902 San Pablo Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Traverso's Work Shoe Headquarters 6743 Dublin Blvd #26 Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Birkenstock Shoe Repair Locator 100 Wood Hollow Drive
Headquarters
Novato Repair Free Mail-in Use online tool to find shoe repair shops that specialize in Birkenstocks. Repairs will be for a fee.
Ike's Shoe & Luggage Repair 3311 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Frank's Shoe Repair & Leather Goods 1619 Polk St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 1809 Santa Rita Rd
Ste E
Pleasanton 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.
Traverso's Work Shoe Headquarters 12557 San Pablo Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
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
The Cobblers 22443 Foothill Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Red Wing Shoe Repair Red Wing Store - San Leandro
699 Lewelling Blvd; #156
San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Red Wing Shoe repair and shoe care products (online). Fee for repairs & products (like boot bumpers, tuff toes, leather care oils & cleaners). Shipping free if drop at a store or w/ $50 repair order minimum.
Fruitvale Shoe Repair 1465 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee

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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