Donations we can and cannot take


As much as we'd like to, there are some items that we cannot take- those are items that most likely would not sell and we would have to pay a fee to dispose of them properly.  

Items we gladly accept:

  • Books/Magazines (magazines must be no older than 2008 issues) 
  • Music CDs/DVDs/videos
  • Musical Instruments 
  • Clothes (in good condition)
  • Belts/Purses/Wallets/Gloves
  • Shoes/Boots/Sandals
  • Jewelry/Accessories
  • Linens
  • Holiday Decorations/Craft Supplies
  • Pet Supplies
  • Sporting Goods: golf, tennis, baseball, football, hockey, soccer, scuba, lacrosse, skiing, etc.
  • Snowboards/Boots
  • Ski Boots (Xcountry/downhill, please no "vintage")  
  • Camping/Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Bicycles
  • Toys/Games/Puzzles(with all pieces)/Little Tykes items 
  • Kitchen Supplies/Dishware
  • Office Supplies
  • Electronics/Stereo Components 
  • Cameras- both still and video, digital and roll film 
  • Computers (Desktops or Laptops with Pentium 4 and above and 512+RAM)(Macs w/ OS X) 
  • Computer Printers (must be in current working condition and no less than one year old)
  • Computer Printer Ink/Toner Cartridges
  • Computer Accessories (mouse, speakers, cables, docking stations, cable modems, etc.)
  • Computer Software/PC Games/PS2/XBox Units and Games/Wii Stations
  • Furniture* (please call with description prior to arranging a pick-up or drop off) 
  • Household Goods
  • Household Decor
  • Large Lawn & Garden Items: mowers, snow-blowers, lawn tractors, edgers, power-washers, etc.
  • Small Lawn & Garden Items: sprinklers, hoses, etc. 
  • Potted Plants & Shrubs (please no "balled" trees) 
  • Patio Furniture
  • Plastic Pink Flamingos 
  • Hand Tools (also including screws, nuts, bolts, nails, etc.)
  • Power Tools (saws, drills, air, chainsaws, Sawzall, etc.)
  • Larger Power Tools (table saws, planers, etc.)  
  • Boats*/Jet-Skis*/Canoes/Kayaks/Rowing Shells *Please call us first for details on these transactions
  • Paddles for canoing/kayaking/rowing 
  • Cars *Please call us first for details on these transactions 
  • Motorcycles *Please call us first for details on these transactions 
  • Trucks *Please call us first for details on these transactions
  • Baby/Infant Items
  • Antiques/Collectibles (please let us know ahead of time what it is so we can fairly treat it and price it accordingly)
  • Luggage/Backpacks/Computer Cases/ Briefcases/Luggage Carts/Duffle Bags 
  • Exercise Equipment (no exercise bicycles or weight sets please)
  • Automotive Parts and Accessories (no fluids or batteries)
  • Television Sets (manufactured within the last two years) 
  • Small Kitchen Appliances (toaster ovens, mixers, etc.)
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Bicycles/Scooters/Skateboards
  • Trailers (snow-mobile, utility, boat, etc.)
  • Outboard Motors
  • Equestrian Items
  • Artwork (if framed, glass and frame must be intact) 

 

Items we cannot take: (Due to the high cost of disposal, we cannot take items that won't likely sell. If you have an item on this list you would like to donate, please contact us and perhaps we can provide further information on how best to use it to benefit the sale.)

  • Mattresses (unless new and still wrapped in original plastic)
  • Stationary Exercise Bicycles
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Computer Monitors (with possible exceptions, please contact us for further information)
  • Larger Appliances (i.e. refridgerators, water heaters, etc.) 
  • Construction Materials/Raw Materials (i.e. excess sheet rock, green-treated lumber, glass, etc.)
  • Left-Over Construction Project Items (i.e. old kitchen sinks, range hoods, etc.) 
  • Firearms (we have an outlet for these should you like to donate them, call 651-442-7226)
  • Live Animals
  • Small Children
  • Tires (unless relatively new and have 90-100% tread life remaining)
  • Automotive Fluids (we may be able to take it if it is new and has not been opened)
  • Household Cleansers (we may be able to take it if it is new and has not been opened)
  • Paint (spray or cans) 
  • Animal Traps (we will accept Havahart traps, but nothing that injures the animal)
  • Any "non-working" item (including parts cars, "project" vehicles, dismantled items, etc.)
  • Items without power-packs (proprietary batteries)
  • Enclyclopedia Sets (older than 2 years)
  • Dot Matrix/Inkjet Printers
  • Popcorn Poppers (or other obsolete appliances)
  • Metal Desks or Filing Cabinets (unless fireproof, then please call us)
  • Storm Doors
  • Window Screens
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Cribs with slats wider than 2-3/8ths inches apart
  • Console TV/Stereo Units

 

 

If you have a question regarding items you have for donation, please feel free to contact us by using the form below.