Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

What do I do with:

Near:

SEARCH

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
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Reuse 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*.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Repair 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*.
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*.
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.
Paul's Shoe Repair Services 2281 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Project Sole 2156 Chenault Dr Carrollton Recycle Free Drop-off Depending on condition, redistributes or recycles rubber soles as possible
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.
Recycle for Change 1081 Essex Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Recycle for Change (Angel Wash House) 5205 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Recycle for Change (B&J Burgers) 6202 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Recycle for Change (MLK Middle School) 350 Girard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Recycle for Change (Shell Gas - Mission 4298 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
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.
Red Wing Shoe Repair Red Wing Store - San Leandro
699 Lewelling Blvd; #156
San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Red Wing Shoe repair and shoe care products (online). Fee for repairs & products (like boot bumpers, tuff toes, leather care oils & cleaners). Shipping free if drop at a store or w/ $50 repair order minimum.
ReUse A Shoe NikeGrind Drop-off (San Leandro) 1247 Marina Blvd
Converse Factory Store (Marina Square Center)
San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off sneakers in poor condition. to be recycled. do not donate sneakers in good condition. donate for reuse instead elsewhere.
Right-Way Shoe Repair 5479 College Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Road Runner Sports (Berkeley) 1326 Tenth St
(behind REI)
Berkeley Safe Disposal 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.
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.

Curbside Service

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

Questions? Comments?   We're here to help!      Get in touch!

Additional Tools

  • Item Search
  • Vendor Search
  • Information for Vendors

Grab the mobile apps for answers on the go:

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Brought to you by A public agency reducing waste in Alameda County since 1976.