Habitat for Humanity Restore happily accepts the following new and gently used items:
Appliances: must be in working condition with no rust such as: refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters, etc.
Cabinets and counter tops
Lighting and electrical items
Plumbing fixtures (sinks, faucets, NEW toilets, PV, etc.)
Siding, gutters, and roofing materials
Windows and doors, etc.
Hand tools, small power tools
Lawn care equipment and supplies
Electronics and electronic accessories: stereos, TV's (flat screen only), radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc.
Computer accessories and printers: keyboards, mouse, speakers, (flat screen monitors only)
Cabinets (dressers, bookshelves, entertainment centers, etc.)
Tables (end tables, kitchen sets, etc.)
Sofas (no sofa beds)
Bed frames, (except waterbed frames)
Area rugs, etc.
carpet or carpet padding
Patio and lawn furniture
Lamps and other furniture accessories
Games, toys and sports equipment
Housewares: dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps and small appliances
Items We Cannot Accept
It's hard to say "no thank you" to a donation when those donations help to fund Habitat homes. However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable, involve a cost for disposal, or containing hazardous materials. Other times, the item must be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or refurbish than it can be sold for in our stores. Our donation attendants are trained to know what we can and cannot accept. We cannot accept the following items:
Expired building materials – Building materials beyond their expiration date, affecting efficacy.
No USED mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and waterbed frames
No Books, records, compact disks, and DVDs
No USED bed pillows or bedding of any kind
No stained, torn or broken furniture
No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally-unfriendly waste products, etc.
No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
No personal care or clothing items
No weapons such as guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, hunting knives, etc.
No baby equipment such as cribs, car seats, walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, including recalled items.
• Incandescent (new regulations).
• CFL (mercury exposure).
New regulations are in place for incandescent
lightbulbs (California, Nevada, Vermont and
Washington), and the bulbs should not be
resold. Check your state’s guidelines for
potential restrictions. Fluorescent and CFL bulbs contain mercury and cannot not be resold because of potential mercury exposure.
• Jump drives
U.S. privacy and copyright laws may apply if a
hard drive has not been cleared of all software.
These can be donated under the Habitat Cars for Homes program.