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 - 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
On The Run 1310 Ninth Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off On The Run can only accept a small quantity of gently used athletic or walking shoes as there is a space constraint in the store. The shoes will eventually be donated to charities.
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee SF Residents: A free appointment to pick up dry textiles does not count toward your one free bulky item pickup per year. SF Businesses: Appointments must be scheduled to collect all dry textiles from your business. Clearly label your boxes or bags \"Textiles\" so crews can keep these items separate from other boxed or bagged small items.
Frank's Shoe Repair & Leather Goods 1619 Polk St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
Chaco Sandals Repair Program ReChacoFactory Rockford Repair Mail-in for a Fee Resole, replace certain straps (Z versions), unstick straps, shorten straps and replace buckles on Chacos sandals for a fee.
Stege Shoe Repair 460 Stege Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Kickz Premium Sneaker Cleaning Service 23 Maine Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Traverso's Work Shoe Headquarters 12557 San Pablo Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Recycle for Change 1081 Essex Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Nick's Shoe Repair 747 23rd St Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Sports Basement (Redwood City) 202 Walnut St Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 1809 Santa Rita Rd
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Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Replace existing heels and soles with like material. Replace soles on casual boots, shoes, Birkenstock, hiking or outdoor shoes, Rockports, Ecco, etc. Orthopedic lifts & elevations. Convert your favorite dress leather shoes to casual shoes, installing lightweight Vibram “Gumlite” soles. v
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton Reuse Free Pick-up
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up
Shoe Stop Instant Shoe Repair 1570 Stoneridge Mall Rd Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Midtown Shoe Repair 2796 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee
Recycle Re Fashion Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Online circularity maps for textile and shoe recycling to connect manufacturers, recyclers, waste haulers, and thrifts by textile material.
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.

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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