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
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.
Stege Shoe Repair 460 Stege Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Kickz Premium Sneaker Cleaning Service 23 Maine Ave Richmond 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.
The Cobblers 22443 Foothill Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ku's Shoe Repair & Alterations 31154 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Traverso's Work Shoe Headquarters 12557 San Pablo Ave Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 1809 Santa Rita Rd
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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
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
Traverso's Work Shoe Headquarters 6743 Dublin Blvd #26 Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Mel's Shoe Clinic 3366 Village Dr Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Frank's Shoe Repair & Leather Goods 1619 Polk St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
Tri-Valley Cobbler 2558 Old First St # A Livermore 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
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*.
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
Midtown Shoe Repair 2796 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto 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.
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland 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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