Accepted Items

Current as of 10/16/18. Check back often for updates. 

  • Adhesive-backed label making sheets
  • Air conditioners
    • If usable, must be less than 9 years old
  • Air freshener cartridges/plugs, packaging, trigger heads
  • Air hockey tables (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • Alkaline batteries: see Batteries
  • Appliances
    • If usable, no fee, must be in excellent condition.
    • If being recycled, $5-$15 fee based on size
  • Arts and crafts supplies (new or like new only)
  • Audio cassette tapes ($10/box)
  • Automotive batteries
  • Baby/pet gates
  • Baby gear/furniture (high chairs, disposable diapers [open packages OK], changing tables, beds, bassinets, car seats purchased after 2012, Pack’n’Play, booster seats)
  • Back packs
  • Bakeware
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Bathtubs and enclosures
  • Batteries (intact, not bulging or leaking) See examples here.
    • alkaline (AAA-AA-C-D-9V, etc)
    • button cell (what are they?)
    • lead-acid from cars, motorcycles, boats, lawn & garden, alarm-phone systems
    • lithium (including Coin, Photo, Petsafe, Garage/Auto Keyless Entry)
    • rechargeable (including NiCad, NiMH, Lithium-Ion, laptops, UPSs, smaller lead-acids)
  • Beads
  • Bed rails
  • Belts, hats, scarves, ties (clean and dry, don’t have to be usable)
  • Bicycles (if you can ride them, we can take them. Tires must hold air AND bike must have all parts), tools, bike tires, bike racks (must include all parts needed to attach to car), accessories. No rusted or broken bikes accepted.
  • Binder clips
  • Binders
  • Boat covers, plastic
  • Book cases
  • Books, print or CD (no encyclopedias)
  • Boots (clean and dry, don’t have to be wearable). Put items in bags.
  • Bowflex home gym stations (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • Brita filters, accessories and packaging
  • Bubble wrap (please pop first)
  • Building supplies and equipment. See www.restorencm.org/donate/donation-guidelines/ for specifics.
  • Bulletin boards
  • Bureaus
  • Button cell batteries: see Batteries
  • Cabinets (must be in good condition and have all doors attached and drawers intact. All protruding nails or screws must be removed.)
  • Carpeting (no larger than 5×7), carpet tiles, carpet padding. Must be in excellent condition.
  • Cassette tapes ($10 per box)
  • Cat trees in reusable condition, odor-free
  • CD players (must be in very good condition)
  • CDs, reusable
  • CDs for shredding (no jewel cases). NOTE: Vendor onsite from 11am-2pm only though you may leave shredding prior.
  • Ceiling fans
  • Cell phones
  • Cereal bags
  • Chalk
  • Chenille steams
  • Clif Organic energy food pouches
  • Clipboards
  • Cloth tote bags
  • Clothing (clean and dry, doesn’t have to be wearable). Put items in bags.
  • Computers (no CRTs)
  • Construction supplies and equipment. See www.restorencm.org/donate/donation-guidelines/ for specifics.
  • Contact lenses and packaging, all brands
  • Cookware
  • Cork boards
  • Countertops (must be in good condition)
  • Cracker bags
  • Craft paper
  • Crafts supplies (new or like new only)
  • Crayons
  • Cribs (must be less than six years old) and mattresses
  • Curtains and draperies (clean and dry. Don’t have to be usable). Put items in bags.
  • Decorative items (must be in very good condition)
  • Dehumidifiers
    • if in working, condition may be eligible for $30 rebate. See eligibility info.
    • if broken, no fee to recycle.
  • Dental floss containers, empty
  • Desk organizers
  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Dishes, sets only
  • Doors (must have all tracking and glass intact, exterior doors with glass must be double pane)
  • Dry erase markers at the end of their life
  • Drywall, 2’x8′, 4’x’4′, 4’x8′
  • Duffle bags (Clean and dry, don’t have to be usable). Put in bags.
  • DVD players (must be in very good condition)
  • DVDs, reusable
  • DVDs for shredding. NOTE: Vendor onsite from 11am-2pm only though you may leave shredding prior.
  • Electrical construction supplies
  • Electronics, see specific type. NOTE: some will incur fees.
  • Elliptical bikes (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • End tables
  • Energy bar wrappers (foil-lined only)
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites plastic pouches
  • Entenmann’s Mini’s clear packaging
  • Envelopes
  • Erasers
  • Exercise cycles (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • Extension cords, outdoor/heavy-duty
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fabric/felt: medium and large pieces
  • Febreze aerosol containers (empty), Febreze ONE sprayers and refills
  • Filing cabinets
  • Fire extinguishers of all classes, including those filled with soda acid or carbon dioxide. Metal or plastic heads OK. Can be empty or still pressurized.
  • Flat screen televisions, see televisions
  • FLONASE® outer plastic packaging and empty FLONASE® nasal spray cartridges
  • Flooring (new and in box only)
  • Floppy disks for shredding
  • Foam shapes
  • Foil-lined energy/granola/protein/meal replacement bar wrappers
  • Folders: all sizes
  • Folding tables
  • Foosball tables (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • Freezers
    • if usable, no fee, must be less than 9 years old
    • if being recycled, $5 fee
  • Furniture (clean, no rips, tears or stains, no sleeper sofas or futons)
  • Games (new in box only)
  • Gloves (clean and dry, don’t have to be usable)
  • Glue sticks
  • Granola bar wrappers (foil-lined only)
  • Hardware (locks with keys, knobs, hinges, nails, screws)
  • Hearing aids
  • High chairs
  • Highlighters: new or at the end of their life
  • Holiday lights (LEDs only)
  • Household items (area rugs, framed prints, mirrors, fans, ironing boards, shower curtain liners, dustpan & brooms)
  • Jewelry
  • Keys and locks
  • Kitchenware
  • Knick Knacks (must be in very good condition)
  • Lamps and shades
  • Laptops
  • Latex paint, must be reusable. See requirements here for what will be accepted.
  • Lawn mowers, $15 fee. Oil and gas must be drained.
  • Lead acid batteries: see Batteries
  • Leather hats and belts
  • Lighting fixtures, no bulbs
  • Linens (sheets, towels, blankets, table linens, comforters. Clean and dry, don’t have to be usable). Put items in bags.
  • Lithium batteries: see Batteries
  • Lumber and plywood (must be useable, with no warping or rotting)
  • Markers: new or at the end of their life
  • Mattress/box springs/bed frame/headboard/footboard sets (queen or smaller). No futons. Must be in excellent condition.
  • Mechanical pencils at end of life.
  • Medical equipment: power and manual wheelchairs, scooters, sling lifts, portable ramps, tub/shower chairs, rollator walkers, adapted strollers, standers and gait trainers, and specialty cushions/mattresses. Items must be no older than 5-6 years, in good condition or easily repaired.
  • Medicine Cabinets (framed glass doors only)
  • Metal scrap
  • Microwaves
    • for reuse, must be in excellent condition, no fee.
    • for recycling, $5.
  • Monitors, flat screen, for recycling $5.
  • Motorcycle batteries
  • Nightstands
  • Office supplies (new or like new only, no electronics)
  • Oral care products: toothpaste tubes (empty) and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers (empty)
  • Outdoor furniture, plastic only
  • Outdoor play sets, plastic only
  • Pack ‘n Plays
  • Paint
    • full, unopened cans of the same color: interior/2 gallons minimum, exterior/5 gallons minimum. Only white, neutral and pastels.
    • opened cans of latex paint; water-based polyurethane, glazes, stains. See requirements here for what will be accepted.
  • Paint brushes
  • Pallets, wood
  • Paper (for shredding). NOTE: Vendor onsite from 11am-2pm only though you may leave shredding prior.
  • Pens (new or for recycling)/pencils (new only)
  • Ping pong tables (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic bags: grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, packaging air pillows, product wrap, re-sealable bags, produce bags, cracker bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, cereal bags, food storage bags, wood pellet bags and any plastic film packaging with the How2Recycle Label.
  • Plastic boat covers
  • Plastic buckets, 5-gallon
  • Plastic CD and DVD cases (aka “jewel cases”)
  • Plastic milk crates
  • Plastic outdoor furniture
  • Plastic pool liners
  • Plastic six-pack and multipack rings (cut up or intact)
  • Plastic tarps
  • Plastic trash containers
  • Plumbing equipment
  • Pool liners, plastic
  • Pots/pans
  • Printers
  • Projection televisions, see televisions
  • Propane tanks (empty) $5
  • Punches and punch presses
  • Purses (clean and dry, don’t have to be usable)
  • Puzzles (new in box only)
  • Radios (must be in very good condition)
  • Ramps, portable (for medical use)
  • Rechargeable batteries: see Batteries
  • Refrigerators
    • if usable, no fee, must be less than 9 years old
    • if being recycled, $15 fee
  • Ribbon
  • Ride-on toys (rideable, gently used)
  • Rollator walkers
  • Roofing materials
  • Rowing machines (must be clean, in working order, less than 5 years old)
  • Rugs (no larger than 5×7). Must be in excellent condition.
  • Rulers
  • Scanners
  • Scissors
  • Scooters (for medical use)
  • Scrap metal
  • Scrap wood
  • Shelves
  • Shoes and boots (clean and dry, don’t have to be wearable). Put items in bags.
  • Shower Enclosures (aluminum only)
  • Shrink wrap
  • Shutters
  • Sinks, faucets removed
  • Six-pack and multipack plastic rings (cut up or intact)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sling lifts (for medical use)
  • Snow blowers, $15 fee. Oil and gas must be drained.
  • Socks, tights, pantyhose
  • Sporting goods, must be in reusable condition
  • Stamps
  • Standers and gait trainers
  • Staplers and staples
  • Stencils
  • Stereos to be recycled, $5
  • Stickers
  • Storage containers/drawer units with or without lids
  • Stoves
    • for reuse, must be in excellent condition, no fee.
    • for recycling, $15.
  • Strollers, adapted
  • Stuffed animals
  • Styrofoam
    • bulk, pre-formed packing and coolers, must display #6 symbol. White only.
    • insulation board, aka Owens Foamular (pink), or Dow Styrofoam (blue board), will display #6 symbol.
    • spongy foam, white or clear only. Will display #4 symbol.
      • No peanuts or food containers. All items must be absolutely clean and dry.
  • Sunglasses, prescription
  • Tape and adhesives
  • Tarps, plastic
  • Televisions, flat screen
    • if usable, no fee, must be less than 9 years old
    • if being recycled, $20 all sizes
  • Tennis balls
  • Thermometers and thermostats
  • Throw rugs (clean and dry, don’t have to be usable). Put items in bags.
  • Thumb tacks
  • Tile, ceramic and vinyl
  • Tires (auto, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, on or off the rim)
  • Toilets, 1.6 gallons only, must be clean, water and seat must be removed
  • Tools
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and packaging
  • Toys (new in box only)
  • Tricycles (rideable, gently used)
  • Tub/shower chairs
  • Upholstered furniture (sofas, loveseats, chairs). Must be reusable.
  • VHS tapes ($10 per box)
  • Wagons (children’s, rideable, gently used)
  • Wheelchairs (manual and power) and parts, such as foot rests and leg rests
  • Windows (clean, complete and in good condition)
  • Wine corks, made of cork only
  • Wood pellet bags
  • Wood scrap including Trex (no pressure-treated, creosote or railroad ties)
  • Yarn
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4 Comments

  1. In previous years, feed/seed bags were accepted. I don’t see them on the list this time. Is that an oversight or are they really not wanted now. I have a lot.

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