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
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.
Got Sneakers 6250 NW 35th Ave Miami Recycle Buyback Mail-in Sneakers/running shoes only. Depending on condition, paired shoes get reused, recycled, or waste to energy (individual shoes).
Recycle for Change (Angel Wash House) 5205 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
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.
Sports Basement (SF Stonestown) 3251 20th Ave
Suite 390
San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Recycle for Change (B&J Burgers) 6202 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
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.
Sports Basement (San Ramon) 1041 Market Place San Ramon Recycle Free Drop-off
Recycle for Change (MLK Middle School) 350 Girard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Zara (Walnut Creek) 1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Walnut Creek) 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
Recycle for Change (Shell Gas - Mission 4298 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Right-Way Shoe Repair 5479 College Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
A-1 Shoe Repair 5409 Central Ave # 16 Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Rockridge Shoe Repair 4641 Telegraph Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
BJ's Shoes Repair & Luggage 414 12th St Oakland Repair Drop-off 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.

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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