Donation Guidelines

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A few simple guidelines to make the most of your donations

Goodwill Industries gratefully accepts new and gently used items which are free of damage, tears and stains. We cannot accept dangerous or recalled items.


Items We Accept

Goodwill gratefully accepts new and gently used items which are free of damage, tears and stains:


  • Antiques, Collectibles

  • Furniture
  • 
Mechanical Items, Tools

  • Curtains/Drapes, Bedding, Towels
  • Toys, Games and Puzzles

  • Seasonal/Holiday Items

  • Cars, Motorcycles, Boats, RVs

  • Electrical Items: Computers, Game Systems, Televisions, Radios

  • Records, Tapes, CDs, DVDs

  • Clothing: Men’s, Women’s, Children’s

  • Accessories: Jewelry, Hats, Scarves, Gloves

  • Shoes, Boots

  • Books

  • Household: Dishes, Small Appliances, more


Items We Cannot Accept

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.

We must also refuse some items because the item costs Goodwill more to transport, repair or refurbish it than we can sell it for in our stores. Our donation attendants are trained to know what we can and cannot accept, and will help guide you to other donation possibilities for these items.

We cannot accept dangerous or recalled items. Please click here to visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for current information.

  • Fragrances
  • Mattresses/box springs, including waterbed mattresses and frames
  • Carpet or carpet padding
  • Plumbing fixtures or building materials
  • Traditional recyclables: glass, newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, magazines, junk mail
  • Weapons: guns, bows and arrows, ammunition, hunting knives
  • 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
  • Household chemical products: pesticides, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, aerosols and other environmentally unfriendly waste products.
  • Automotive hazardous waste: tires, lead acid batteries, additives, gasoline, oils, antifreeze
  • Large appliances: refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washers/dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, microwaves, trash compactors, water heaters, large console stereos, freon-based appliances
  • Personal care items: shampoo, conditioner, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairsprays, shavers, curling irons

If you have any questions about what is eligible for donation, please contact us.

800-932-8270