It's hard to say "no thank you" to a donation when those donations help to fund Goodwill programs. However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable 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, and will help guide you to other possibilities for donations we cannot use.
We cannot accept the following items:
No household chemical products such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, and other environmentally-unfriendly waste products.
No automotive hazardous waste such as tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, etc.
No large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, water heaters, etc.
No mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and waterbed frames
No plumbing fixtures or building materials
No firearms or explosive materials
No 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.