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
White Pony Express 3380 Vincent Road
#107
Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off Gently used and new condition
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton 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.
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)
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to Kids size 2
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Livermore) 1817 2nd Street Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Tradesy 1217 2nd St Santa Monica Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Rescued Treasures 1270-I Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
USAgain 1800 W Bayshore Blvd East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories in any condition.
USAgain (at The Laundry Basket on Ocean Ave) 1500 Ocean Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
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
The Haven Thrift Store (Tri-Valley) 116 North L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Grove Street Kids 1385 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Drop-off Clean & free of dirt

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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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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