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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 Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Mateo) 28 W. 25th Ave San Mateo Reuse Free Drop-off
Shoe Stop Shoe Repair & Alteration 17685 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop (1539 Washington Ave.) 1539 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (San Leandro) 14700 Doolittle Dr
campus parking lot
San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.
Spee-Dee Shoe Repairs 191 Pelton Center Way San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse drop-off area
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.
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
USAgain (at The Laundry Basket on Ocean Ave) 1500 Ocean Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
LiquiDonate 149 New Montgomery St
Floor 4
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. LiquiDonate matches and moves reclaimable items (ex. returns, liquidation, branded items, inventory, apparel, office/warehouse supplies) from businesses to nonprofits, including arranging pickup or delivery. Free delivery for non-profits, business pays for delivery.
Vinted c/o AG Accounting
735 Geary SF; Ste 303
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
USAgain (76 Gas) 975 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Chloe's Closet (Irving) 616 Irving St San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2. including specialty sports shoes, eg. water, snow, ice skates
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
USAgain (Portola Grocery Outlet) 1390 Silver Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
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.

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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