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
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
Modern Shoe Repair 3602 International Blvd Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Montclair Shoe Repair 6112 La Salle Ave # 4 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Next Step 902 San Pablo Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Nick's Shoe Repair 747 23rd St Richmond Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Paul's Shoe Repair Services 2281 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Spee-Dee Shoe Repairs 191 Pelton Center Way San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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
Zara (Walnut Creek) 1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Sneaker Impact Miami Recycle Free Mail-in Sneakers only. Worn-out sneakers are collected and ground into granules, ready for transformation. AI technology sorts the granules into different material categories. Opportunities to craft new products from our extracted materials.
Sports Basement (Sunnyvale) 1177 Kern Ave Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off
I:CO I:CO Partner local store: H&M Bay Street Emeryville
5630 Bay St
Emeryville Recycle Free Mail-in Informational website. Logistics company for brands wanting to set up textile recycling collection in stores. More than 40 retail partners with bins 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*.
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.
Converse Clearance Store (San Leandro) 1247 Marina Blvd San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off athletic shoes in poor condition for recycling
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.

Curbside Service

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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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