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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
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
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)
The Arc of Alameda County (Union City) 34135 7th St
Drop-box in parking lot
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
Suite 100
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Shoes for children, women and men in wearing condition (free from holes, tears and extreme wear)
Mindful Mami Collective - Community Closet Events Union City Reuse Free Pick-up Men, women's and kid's clothing in clean, gently used condition, accessories and shoes. No undergarments, swimwear or pajamas. Pick up in Union City area only.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (27901 Huntwood Ave.) 27901 Huntwood Ave. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
USAgain (76 Gas) 975 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
TOYCYCLE (app) - Reuse PO Box 19294 Oakland Reuse Buyback Pick-up, Buyback Mail-in Like new condition
Urban Ore 900 Murray St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Items must be in clean reusable, good condition. Adult shoes only.
Willows Theatre 1425 Gasoline Alley Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop 15 B Vivian Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
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)
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
Soles 4 Shoes 319 Martingale Dr Old Hickory Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in We accept all styles and sizes of new or gently-worn shoes.
The Arc of Alameda County (Livermore) 1923 Rutan Drive Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
The Haven Thrift Store (Tri-Valley) 116 North L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off

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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