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
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Parca Parca Main Office
800 Airport Blvd, Suite 320
Burlingame Reuse Free Pick-up
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.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Clothes donation box
Poshmark 203 Redwood Shores Redwood City Reuse Buyback Mail-in Women, Men, Kids
Pretty Penny Clothing 2981 College Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Vintage & modern
Project Sole 2156 Chenault Dr Carrollton Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts large quantities from businesses
Recycle for Change 1081 Essex Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
REI (Berkeley) 1338 San Pablo Ave
(near Gilman)
Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Running shoes and hiking boots. Good, working condition only. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.
REI (Concord) 1975 Diamond Blvd
Ste B100, The Willows Shopping Center
Concord Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Good, working condition only. Running shoes and hiking boots. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.
REI (Dublin) 7099 Amador Plaza Rd Dublin Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Running shoes and hiking boots. Good, working condition only. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.
REI (SF) 840 Brannan St. San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in Running shoes and hiking boots. Good, working condition only. Trade-in Program, Used Gear section to shop.
Rescued Treasures 1270-I Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
ReUse A Shoe - Nike Grind Drop-off Locations 2774 Livermore Outlets Drive
Converse, Premium Outlets (drop-box in store)
Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off athletic shoes (rubber soles) that are in too poor of a condition for others to use
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Rocket Reuse 1355 Park St. Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off Vintage '60s and ealier.
Rockridge Shoe Repair 4641 Telegraph Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Including Birkenstock resoling

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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