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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
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
USAgain 321 Middlefield Rd Menlo Park Reuse Free Drop-off All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Sneaker Impact Miami Reuse Free Mail-in Sneakers only. Usable sneakers are sorted and sold to micro enterprises around the world for reuse and refurbishing. Worn out sneakers get ground, the materials separated, and the materials sold for reuse.
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).
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
7-G Recycling 1180 Ames Ave Milpitaas Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off
Sole Supremacy 5904 Newpark Plaza Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Authentic sneakers like Air Jordans, Nike, Adidas, etc. Never worn and worn. Buy, sell, trade.
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2
Birkenstock Shoe Repair Locator 100 Wood Hollow Drive
Headquarters
Novato Repair Free Mail-in Use online tool to find shoe repair shops that specialize in Birkenstocks. Repairs will be for a fee.
The Hood Cobbler 38th St Oakland Repair Pick-up for a Fee Specializes in sneakers
Shoe Clinic 3945 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland - 2794 Garden St.) 2794 Garden St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Artthaus Center) 2744 E. 11th Street
Suite H01
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2
Fruitvale Shoe Repair 1465 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Rockridge Shoe Repair 4641 Telegraph Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Including Birkenstock resoling
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4000 Redwood Rd) 4000 Redwood Road Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Sola Lucy 2220 Mountain Blvd Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off women's apparel, shoes, jewelry and accessoriess

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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