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
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
Shoe Clinic 3945 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Fruitvale Shoe Repair 1465 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ike's Shoe & Luggage Repair 3311 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
The Hood Cobbler 38th St Oakland Repair Pick-up for a Fee Specializes in sneakers. Full sole reglue, deep cleaning, touch ups, midsole repaint, un-yellowing of soles, suede deep cleaning, designer shoes deep clean, sole icing. Discount for quantity.
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland Repair Drop-off 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.
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Birkenstock Shoe Repair Locator 100 Wood Hollow Drive
Headquarters
Novato Repair Free Mail-in Use online tool to find shoe repair shops that specialize in Birkenstocks. Repairs will be for a fee.
A-1 Shoe Repair 5409 Central Ave # 16 Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Sole Supremacy 5904 Newpark Plaza Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in Authentic sneakers like Air Jordans, Nike, Adidas, etc. See Worn collection - buy/sell/trade. WE GO THROUGH A METICULOUS, DEEP CLEANING PROCESS WITH EACH WORN PAIR. THIS INCLUDES THE REMOVAL OF DIRT, GRIME, LINT AND HAIR. WE CLEAN THE INSIDE, OUTSIDE, AND SOLES OF EVERY PAIR AS BEST AS POSSIBLE. ALL PAIRS COME IN ORIGINAL BOX UNLESS STATED. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH ANY FLAWS TO THE SHOES OR BOX.
7-G Recycling 1180 Ames Ave Milpitaas Reuse Free Drop-off
7-G Recycling 1180 Ames Ave Milpitaas Recycle Free Drop-off
7-G Recycling 1180 Ames Ave Milpitaas Reuse Free Drop-off Contact them to find a business that hosts a drop-off bin, or hold a collection event.
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.
Got Sneakers 6250 NW 35th Ave Miami Reuse Buyback Mail-in Sneakers/running shoes only. Depending on condition, paired shoes get reused, recycled, or waste to energy (individual shoes).
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).
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).

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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