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
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Paul's Shoe Repair Services 2281 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
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*.
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.
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 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).
Nick's Shoe Repair 747 23rd St Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Next Step 902 San Pablo Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland 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
Midtown Shoe Repair 2796 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Mel's Shoe Clinic 3366 Village Dr Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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
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
Ku's Shoe Repair & Alterations 31154 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Kickz Premium Sneaker Cleaning Service 23 Maine Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off 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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