Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto
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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
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Safe Storage) 2783 East 12th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.
ARF Mart Thrift Store 1950H Market St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Lightly used boots & shoes including for ski and snowboard for kids and adults. Not accepted: shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. heavy food indentations)
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
ThredUp Corporate Headquarters
969 Broadway, Suite 200
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in Consignment. They donate or send back items they choose not to list on their website. Excellent condition Women's and children's clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Order a clean out kit (free) or expedited (fee)
Sola Lucy 2220 Mountain Blvd Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off women's apparel, shoes, jewelry and accessoriess
Goodwill (South San Francisco ) 225 Kenwood Way South San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Schoola 601 Montgomery Street San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off children's
Alameda Family Services 2325 Clement Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off infant to 3t
Wardrobe for Opportunity (Broadway) 2127 Broadway
(at Bank of the West)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Professional attire only
Wardrobe for Oppurtunity (Pleasanton) 6654 Koll Center Parkway
(at Fremont Bank)
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Professional attire only
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.
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
Goodwill (Fremont) Fremont Hub Shopping Center
4025 Mowry Ave
Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Redwood City) 202 Walnut St Redwood City Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Lightly used boots & shoes including for ski and snowboard for kids and adults. Not accepted: shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. heavy food indentations)

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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