Donations

Thank-you for thinking of us for your donations. Whether you are cleaning a garage, moving, having a yard sale or dealing with an estate, your donation to the ReStore will help build a home for someone in the community. This is not an exhaustive list. Please call us with specific questions. Usually, we will only pick up working items. All donations are subject to approval.

Additional note regarding pick-ups: Many of our ReStore volunteers are retired. We ask that you bring your donation down to the first level.

Appliances: Please see the specific description.

Air conditioners: Usually yes!

Baby Furniture: High chairs, strollers, cribs, etc. We cannot take any of these items and our insurance company asks that we dispose of them when they come in. This is due to the ever-changing safety needs.

Bedroom Furniture: Needs to be in good repair, please no particleboard (not even veneer covered), all parts need to be present.

Bookcases: Most bookcases are ok.   Particleboard bookcases with defective backs, or “break out” by the fasteners are not acceptable.

Box Springs: Must be spotless, lightly used, and free of odors, no rips, tears, snags, or pet damage. The same is true of mattresses.

Blinds: Generally, only if new and in the box. Metal ones can be recycled. You are welcome to bring those to us. During business hours, of course.

Bolts: Nuts, bolts, screws, hardware. Usually yes!

Cabinets: With real wood faces in good condition are accepted. All nails and screws need to be removed, and doors need to be attached.

Carpet: New only. Enough to do a 9’ x 12’ room.

Cars: Yes. Call us. They will be picked up at your place. Do not bring them to us.

CD Players: Yes in good working condition.

Chandeliers: Yes, in good condition, all the parts included.

Chairs: Unless antiques, all chairs must be in good repair, not need to be reupholstered, can have no pet damage or bad odors, and be vacuumed, or otherwise cleaned.

Children’s Furniture: such as cribs, high chairs, strollers. We cannot take any of these items and our insurance company asks that we dispose of them when they come in.

Chippers: Nearly always

Christmas Items: Yes to quality holiday items. They sell well, which helps us build home! Even old Christmas lights can be recycled.

Clothes Dryers: For us to pick up, they need to be less than ten years old, clean, and in good working condition. You may bring in non-working dryers of any age for us to recycle.   We can take both gas and electric.

*We will not pick up dead appliances.

Clothes Washers: For us to pick up they need to be less than ten years old, clean, drained of water, in good working condition. You may bring in non-working washers of any age for us to recycle.

*We will not pick up dead appliances.

Cribs, High Chairs, Strollers: We cannot take any of these items and our insurance company asks that we dispose of them when they come in.

Computers: Not more than five years old, in good working condition, with charger if required.

Couches: Clean, vacuumed, no deep stains, no smoke or pet odors, no rips, tears, holes, or broken areas, no need or repair.

Counter Tops: If all fasteners are removed, and they are in good condition. No tiled countertops.

Curtains and Drapes: No to fabric curtains and drapes. Curtain rods and blinds need to be new in the box or very clean with all the parts attached.   People can buy new blinds so inexpensively; it is hard to justify handling them. Thanks for thinking of us!

Decking Material: If it still has some life in it, then usually yes. Please have it nail free.

Desks: Yes to smaller desks. We will not pick-up big steel desks, or heavy desks. You may bring in the steel desks for recycling.   While we are open, of course.

Dining Room Tables: We can take limited amount of these, providing they are not made of particle board, not in need of refinishing, are in good repair. With or without the chairs. Chairs must not need reupholstering, or refinishing. Antiques are an exception.

Dishes: No thank-you.

Doors: We are glad to accept interior and exterior doors with the jambs in good repair. We can also take closet doors, louvered doors, and bi fold doors, if we have room for them.

Electrical: Yes to electrical. Please look for stereo equipment by component type.

Entertainment Centers: We will not pick up entertainments centers. On occasion, we might accept one at the ReStore it is not made of particleboard, and can be used for a closet or pantry.

End Tables: We can take limited amount of these, providing they are not made of particleboard, not in need of refinishing, and are in good repair. Antiques are an exception.

Exercise Equipment: Acceptable if it is new, in working condition, in the box, and less than five years old. We can take it as scrap metal if you bring it in. Remember, we must be open for all donations.

Fans: Yes in good working condition.

Fencing: Generally yes!

File Cabinets: Yes, in good condition.

Flooring: Yes to vinyl flooring that is new, never installed, at least 5’ x 8’. Other flooring by the whole box, or at least 20 square feet. For tile, see tile.

*IMPORTANT: Pergo type flooring cannot be accepted unless we can prove that it was made anywhere other than China.

Fluorescent Lights: Fixtures yes, unless old PCP type ballasts. No to used tubes.

Furnaces: Yes. We can at least recycle them. Please tell us about their condition when donated.

Furniture: Our best sellers! We love clean, ready to sell, items that are pet-damage-free, from no- smoke homes, in good repair and still comfortable! From double recliners and hide-a-beds to antiques, we love these items! If we are asked to pick them up, please remember, we cannot do flights of stairs. We will be glad to pick up and deliver to the front of the house.

Hardware: Nuts, bolts, screws, hardware. Usually yes!

Headboards: Please no particleboard! They need to be in good condition.

Heat Pumps: Usually yes. Please inform us of their condition.

Heaters: Yes, in good working condition

Helmets: We can take hard hats, but no helmets of any kind, unless new in the box. Helmets are no longer usable if they have been stressed.

High Chairs, Strollers, Cribs: We cannot take any of these items and our insurance company asks that we dispose of them when they come in.

Hot Water Tanks: Yes, if you can bring them in.

Hutches: In good condition, we like them. Please no broken glass, missing shelves, or particleboard construction. Antiques are welcome, in good and somewhat repairable condition. You can see that they might need to be evaluated.

Insulation: New, mouse free, yes!

Lamps: In good repair are welcome, with or without the shade.

Lawn Furniture: In good repair, Thank-you!

Luggage: No thank-you!

Kitchen items: No thank-you. We can take small appliances in working condition.

Ladders: Yes to metal. Wooden ladders need to be in great condition! Liability is an issue here!

Lawn Mowers: Yes. Even riders! Almost without exception.

Mattresses: Mattresses will be accepted only from commercial businesses that sell mattresses. The same is true of box springs.

Medical equipment: Please donate to the Senior Citizen Center in town. They loan it out free! We support that service! 

Microwaves: For us to pick up, they need to be less than ten years old, clean, and in good working condition. You may bring in non-working microwaves of any age for us to recycle

Monitors: In good working condition, not more than five years old, unless also a flat screen TV.

Musical Instruments: Yes to most of them, if they are still functional. See pianos or organs for those items.

Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Hardware: Usually yes! 

Office equipment: Please no heavy copy machine, heavy desks. Other items are often ok. Keep looking!

Organs: Sorry! Unless it is a pipe organ, there is not much market for them. You might try the transfer station. They might take it if it is considered electronic recycling. It is sad that these instruments are no longer desired… 

Paint: Usually yes to latex and oil based residential coatings. 

Pet items: Yes to most.

Pianos: We are glad to take spinet pianos, recently appraised at 500.00 or more. If you have a grand piano, give us a call, and we will consider it. For others, we suggest that you call a local piano teacher and give it to a student in need.

Pictures: Generally yes to framed pictures for wall hanging.

Plumbing: Yes to most plumbing.

Printers: New, in the box only, not more than five years old.

Records, Tapes, Recordings: Yes, however, will throw away any that are worse than P in rating, or have unacceptable photography/wording. We will also get rid of personal use recordings.

Refrigerators: For us to pick up, they need to be less than ten years old, clean, and in good working condition. You may bring in non-working refrigerators of any age for us to recycle. No bad odors. We

*Will not pick up dead appliances

Roto-tillers: Nearly always

Screws: Nuts, bolts, screws, hardware. Usually yes!

Sewing Machines: Yes. Even though they may not sell well, we can at least recycle them. That helps build homes too!

Sheetrock: New, half-sheet or larger.

Sinks: No plastic sinks, colors other than white. Ceramic and cast iron are ok, if clean, and chip free.

Sports Equipment: Exercise equipment is acceptable if it is new, in working condition, in the box, and less than five years old. We can take it as scrap metal if you bring it in. Remember, we must be open for all donations. Most other sports equipment is acceptable, except for skis. Please donate them to an area with significant snowfall.

Stereos: Complete systems only, in great working condition.

Shower Doors: Yes to great doors without water spots. Please bring in the hardware too!

Stone: Marble and Granite tile are welcome. Please have at least ten sq feet or more. No used please!

Strollers, Cribs, High Chairs: We cannot take any of these items and our insurance company asks that we dispose of them when they come in.

Suitcases: No thank-you. 

Tables: We can take limited amount of these, providing they are not made of particleboard, not in need of refinishing, are in good repair. With or without the chairs. Chairs must not need reupholstering, or refinishing. Antiques are an exception.

Tarps: Usually yes.

Tile and Stone: Our customers like to have enough to do a project, so we ask that you donate at least enough to do a 10 square foot area, or, if smaller tile, a backsplash. We have to pay a garbage bill on cut, broken or used tile.

Tires: We do not accept tires intended for road use. Wheelbarrow tires in good condition are ok. No go-cart tires, quad tires, etc. 

Toilets: Toilets need to be clean, dry, 1.6 gal or less flush, oval bowls, and in good repair.

Tools: Usually yes

TVs: In good working condition with a player installed in the device, or good working flat screen. All “bog box” TVs should be recycled at the transfer station, even if they are flat screens.

VCRs: Yes, if they have been problem free for you.

Water Dispensers: Yes

Water Heaters: Yes, if you can bring them to us.

Wood: All wood, whether trim or sheet of plywood, must be nail and screw free, for our safety.

Wheels: We can take all wheels without tires.   We will likely recycle them

Windows: Wood windows with multiple panes, yes. No broken glass. Vinyl glass windows, new or used, thermal pane, without interior leaking, great! Includes patio doors. No Aluminum framed glass.

Wire: Yes, to most wire.