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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
Cheryl's Closet 21 Orinda Way Orinda Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2
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
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
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Shoes should be in clean and sellable (gently used) condition. Some items are subject to refusal.
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Crossroads Trading (Berkeley) 2338 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Crossroads Trading (Oakland) 5901 College Ave Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Crossroads Trading (SF Fillmore) 1901 Fillmore St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Crossroads Trading (SF Irving) 630 Irving St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Crossroads Trading (SF Market) 2123 Market St San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse drop-off area
Donation Drop Spot 4200 Rosewood Dr Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
DSW Stores DSW
43530 Christy Street
Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Gently worn shoes will be donated for reuse.
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Eco Thrift (Hayward) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton Reuse Free Pick-up
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.
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.

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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