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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
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Fremont) 3777 Decoto Rd Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
La Clinica Alta Vista 1515 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off baby and toddler
Tri Valley YMCA 2330 Broadway Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Got Sneakers 6250 NW 35th Ave Miami Reuse Buyback Mail-in Sneakers/running shoes only. Depending on condition, paired shoes get reused, recycled, or waste to energy (individual shoes).
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (7117 Regional St.) 7117 Regional St. Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
USAgain (at Boss Supermarket on Noriega St) 2551 Noriega St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
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
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop (1539 Washington Ave.) 1539 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
The Hidden Treasure Corner 18565 Mission Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
The Thrifty Kitty 1509 Webster St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Shoes in good condition and clean smelling.
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (San Leandro) 14700 Doolittle Dr
campus parking lot
San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program (ECAP) 3610 Bancroft Ave Emeryville Reuse Free Drop-off ECAP collects and distributes new and used shoes from retail outlets and individual donors. A free clothing box is accessible on site for low-income residents.
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Eco Thrift (Hayward) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward 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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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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