Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
Wardrobe for Opportunity 570 14th St., Ste 5 Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Professional attire only
Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop 15 B Vivian Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
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
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Tradesy 1217 2nd St Santa Monica Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Crossroads Trading (SF Irving) 630 Irving St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Women's and men's
Parca Parca Main Office
800 Airport Blvd, Suite 320
Burlingame Reuse Free Pick-up
Urban Furniture & Urban Boutique (3241 Grand Ave.) 3237 Grand Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Quality shoes & boots.
Peace Passers 2804 Yadkin Ave Charlotte Reuse Free Mail-in Soccer cleats and indoor/turf soccer shoes. Please be sure to wipe of dirt or mud. Always tie cleats together in pairs before shipping. Soccer socks.
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
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
Buffalo Exchange 1210 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Garrett Thrift Store 1530 3rd Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in

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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