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
Got Sneakers 6250 NW 35th Ave Miami Safe Disposal Buyback Mail-in Sneakers/running shoes only. Depending on condition, paired shoes get reused, recycled, or waste to energy (individual shoes).
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee
Harry's Shoe Repair 1478 University Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Ike's Shoe & Luggage Repair 3311 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Instant Shoe Care 415 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee Shoe repair. and restoration. deep cleaning, repair pull sting, spot repaint, high end sneakers, Uggs, heels, boots.
Kickz Premium Sneaker Cleaning Service 23 Maine Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ku's Shoe Repair & Alterations 31154 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 1809 Santa Rita Rd
Ste E
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
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 7911 Brentwood Blvd Brentwood 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
Mel's Shoe Clinic 3366 Village Dr Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Midtown Shoe Repair 2796 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Model Shoe Renew 1934 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Services include cleaning and repair of clogs, sneakers, dress shoes, dog damage repair, heel repair, shoe shines, and specialty shoes including Tevas, Red Wing Boots, dance shoes, cowboy boots, walking shoes, Western boots, red bottomed heels, & Birkenstocks
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Next Step 902 San Pablo Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Nick's Shoe Repair 747 23rd St Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Nike 278 Post St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. Drop-off at customer service on the 5th floor. Can drop-off up to ten pairs of any brand athletic shoe at a time. Nike is unable to recycle sandals, dress shoes, boots, or shoes with metal (like cleats or spikes).
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.
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.

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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