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
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.
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
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.
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
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
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
Frank's Shoe Repair & Leather Goods 1619 Polk St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee
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
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 Reuse Free Drop-off
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*.
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).
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.
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Reuse Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Recycle for Change 1081 Essex Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off

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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