<<Donation Guidelines Posted: 02-24-2014

Goodwill greatly appreciates every donation. Unfortunately, due to safety, legal or environmental concerns, Goodwill cannot accept the following:

  • Furniture that is covered in animal hair, broken, worn, torn, stained, or missing parts.
  • Bean bag chairs.
  • Sleeper sofas.
  • Due to the Digital TV Transition, Goodwill will only take flat-screen tvs.
  • Excessively large/bulky items such as swing sets, swimming pools, unbound carpeting, etc.
  • Large appliances:
    • Stoves;
    • Washing or drying machines;
    • Dishwashers;
    • Refrigerators;
    • Freezers;
    • Trash compactors; and
    • hot water heaters.
  • Air Conditioners.
  • Bed pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
  • Building and plumbing materials:
    • Windows;
    • Doors;
    • Garage doors;
    • Shutters;
    • Sinks;
    • Tubs;
    • Toilets;
    • Fixtures;
    • Fencing;
    • Gutters;
    • Lumber;
    • Concrete;
    • Bricks;
    • Stone;
    • Paint; and
    • Window blinds.
  • Baby furniture, toys, and games that do not comply with CPSC safety standards.
  • Cribs with dropdown sides.
  • Auto parts including the following:
    • Tires, wheels, batteries, etc.
    • Any type of chemicals (oil, wiper fluid, etc.).
  • Firearms and fireworks.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Cosmetics and hair care products.
  • Severely damaged or stained clothing, apparel and shoes.
  • Rags (clean or dirty).
  • Any type of trash or hazardous materials.
  • Items that are wet, mildewed, rusty, flammable, or in any way dangerous.
  • Knock down furniture not in original sealed box.
  • All other items that do not comply with Consumer Product Safety Standards (1-800-638-2772 or
  • Donations of large quantities of furniture are potentially acceptable, but please contact our Home Pickup office.

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Furniture Donations Notice

Goodwill no longer accepts furniture donations due to the limited space in our stores.