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
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.
DSW Stores DSW
43530 Christy Street
Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Gently worn shoes will be donated for reuse.
Western Service Workers Union 166 7th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Good condition/quality
Crossroads Trading (Oakland) 5901 College Ave Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Olive's Closet Thrift Store (Harbor House Ministries) 1811 11th Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Infant to teens, girls & boys. For Thrift Store. Please note that we only accept clothing in good condition (no rips, stains, or missing pieces) and we do not accept adult clothing or any household items including used toys or baby gear.
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Chloe's Closet (Bernal) 451 Cortland Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2. including specialty sports shoes, eg. water, snow, ice skates
Uniqlo (Winston Dr) 400 Winston Dr. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts gently used Uniqlo brand clothing only. Donate at register.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off Onsite Donation Trailer, or USAgain Bins (torn or stained ok.) Clothing and Linens also ok. All items must be clean and dry.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Goodwill (Richmond) 12341 San Pablo Avenue Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Mercari 1530 Page Mill Rd Palo Alto Reuse Buyback Mail-in
REI (Dublin) 7099 Amador Plaza Rd Dublin Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Running shoes and hiking boots. Good, working condition only. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.
Epilepsy NorCal Donation Drop Stop Rose Pavillion
4200 Rosewood Dr
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Anthony's Foundation (150 Golden Gate) 150 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Gently used footwear only please. Call for more details
Crossroads Trading (Berkeley) 2338 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Wardrobe for Opportunity (Mountain Blvd.) 2023 Mountain Blvd
(at Bank of the West)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Professional attire only
Buffalo Exchange 1210 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Berri Kids Boutique 3037 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton Reuse Buyback Mail-in Kids only. Clean & free of dirt
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2750 Alicia St.) 2750 Alicia St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.

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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