Donation Pickup Services Guidelines

Goodwill donation attendants are trained to know what donations we can and cannot accept. When a donation item is identified as dangerous, recalled or is not reusable or recyclable, we will help guide you to other organizations that will help you dispose of the item(s) in an environmentally responsible way.

Free home pickup service is available in select areas for furniture and large-volume donations. These items are subject to approval. Please call 1.800.584.7996 or email to inquire about our service.

Donations - what we accept
Futons can be accepted if the mattress is in compliance with Part 1633 of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufactured after July 1, 2007.

Goodwill donations - What we don't accept

Air Conditioners
Any Wet, Soiled or Damaged Clothing or Furniture
Appliances (large)
Baseboard Heaters
Bath Tubs / Toilets
Building Materials
Blinds or Mini Blinds (used)
Carpet or Pads (used), (Area Rugs Acceptable)
Conference Tables / Chairs
Copy Machines
Entertainment Centers (larger than 4 feet long)
Exercise Equipment (treadmills, elliptical machines etc.)
Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures or Bulbs
Food, Beverages, Cosmetics of any kind
Heaters that require fuel
Infant/Child Car Seats, Cribs, Playpens, Strollers, Carriages
Kitchen knives (butcher knife, chef knife, steak knives, etc)
Lawn Mowers (no items that require fuel)
Mattresses / Box Springs
Metal Bed Springs
Metal desks
Metal File Cabinets
Office Dividers
Paint – Batteries – Flammable / Corrosive Materials*
Pianos / Organs
Poisonous and Household Cleaners / Hazardous Chemicals *
Sleeper Sofa / Hide-a-beds
Shower Doors
Swing Sets
TV’s (only picked up if donating another large furniture item)
Tires & Wheels
Taxidermy Items (any stuffed animal)
Weapons and ammunition
Windows / Doors
Wire Hangers
Wood Desks (larger than 5 feet long)

*All landfills and transfer stations will accept hazmat items

These items will only be picked up if donating another large furniture item:

Working or Non-working

  • TVs
  • CPUs – Towers
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • Portable DVD players
  • Tablets

All other acceptable electronic items will be handled as regular donations– must be in working condition


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