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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
Uniqlo (Powell Street) 111 Powell St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts gently used Uniqlo brand clothing only. Donate at register.
Western Service Workers Union 166 7th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Good condition/quality
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St 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)
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Alamo 3162 Danville Blvd. Alamo Reuse Free Drop-off
Alameda Point Antiques Faire 1st Sunday Every Month 3800 Main St Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Berkeley Flea Market 1937 Ashby Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Mail-in
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 40733 Chapel Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Cheryl's Closet 21 Orinda Way Orinda Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2
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.
Uniqlo (Winston Dr) 400 Winston Dr. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts gently used Uniqlo brand clothing only. Donate at register.
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
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Buffalo Exchange 1210 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe 2742 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch 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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