Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Shoes - Poor Condition

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.

Poor condition looks different to different folks. Tie or rubber band pairs of shoes so they stay together and donate them for possible reuse or recycling.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee
Sports Basement (San Ramon) 1041 Market Place San Ramon Recycle Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Walnut Creek) 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
Sneaker Impact Miami Recycle Free Mail-in Sneakers only. Worn-out sneakers are collected and ground into granules, ready for transformation. AI technology sorts the granules into different material categories. Opportunities to craft new products from our extracted materials.
Sports Basement (Sunnyvale) 1177 Kern Ave Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Road Runner Sports (Berkeley) 1326 Tenth St
(behind REI)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off running shoes/sneakers only. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy.
Nike Factory Store - Livermore Valley Paragon Outlets 3202 Paragon Outlets Drive
Suite 3202
Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of althletic shoes. Can drop-off ten pairs at a time at customer service.
Nike Clearance Store - San Leandro 1275 Marina Dr
(Drop-off Bin inside Nike Clearance Store)
San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Nike Reuse-A-Shoe collection. Accepts all brands of althletic shoes. Can drop-off ten pairs at a time at customer service.
Zara (Walnut Creek) 1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
I:CO I:CO Partner local store: H&M Bay Street Emeryville
5630 Bay St
Emeryville Recycle Free Mail-in Informational website. Logistics company for brands wanting to set up textile recycling collection in stores. More than 40 retail partners with bins in stores.
Recycle for Change (Angel Wash House) 5205 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Accepts Northface apparel and gear only for Renewed processing. See website. Join XPLR Pass™ and when you trade in your old gear, you’ll receive a $10 credit, valid online and in stores*.
Recycle Re Fashion Oakland Recycle Free Mail-in Online circularity maps for textile and shoe recycling to connect manufacturers, recyclers, waste haulers, and thrifts by textile material.
Recycle for Change (B&J Burgers) 6202 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Converse Clearance Store (San Leandro) 1247 Marina Blvd San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off athletic shoes in poor condition for recycling
7-G Recycling 1180 Ames Ave Milpitaas Recycle Free Drop-off Contact them to find a business that hosts a drop-off bin, or hold a collection event.

Curbside Service

Garbage Note
Alameda
Unusable condition by others.
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Albany
Unusable condition by others.
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Berkeley
Unusable condition by others.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Unusable condition by others.
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Dublin
Unusable condition by others.
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Emeryville
Unusable condition by others.
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Fremont
Unusable condition by others.
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Hayward
Unusable condition by others.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Unusable condition by others.
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Livermore
Unusable condition by others.
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Newark
Unusable condition by others.
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Oakland
Unusable condition by others.
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Piedmont
Unusable condition by others.
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Pleasanton
Unusable condition by others.
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San Leandro
Unusable condition by others.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Unusable condition by others.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unusable condition by others.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Unusable condition by others.
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Union City
Unusable condition by others.
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