Accepted Items

We gratefully accept donations that can be sold in our stores. The sale of donated items supports training programs that help people find jobs and become financially stable.

Donors are encouraged to review the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls and announcements before donating. Items that have been recalled cannot be donated to or sold by Goodwill.

Donations can be made at our retail stores and attended donation centers.

Most Needed Items

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Furniture
  • Flat screen televisions (LED, LCD, plasma)
  • Domestics (e.g. sheets, towels)
  • Collectibles, jewelry, antiques
  • Books
  • Household (e.g. dishes, housewares)
  • DVDs, CDs, records, tapes
  • Electrical (e.g. radios, clocks, lamps)
  • Accessories (e.g. handbags, belts, scarves)
  • Computers, printers and flat screen/panel monitors – learn more about Goodwill’s computer recycling program
  • Vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats) – learn more at

Items We Cannot Accept
It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation. However, if an item is not in saleable condition, the costs of handling or disposal pulls funds that would otherwise support our workforce development programs. Management reserves the right to refuse any donation. Please dispose of these items through an alternative responsible resource, such as your local recycling center. Unfortunately, we cannot accept certain items including but not limited to:

  • Large household appliances. Stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters. Goodwill does not sell these items in the stores and there are strict ordinances concerning their disposal.
  • Electrical/mechanical items that do not work. TVs, microwave ovens, copy machines. Goodwill cannot repair these items.
  • Building materials. Carpet, shutters, doors, windows, toilets, lumber, concrete, bricks, stones. Goodwill only sells these items in its outlet stores and disposal is costly and highly restricted.
  • Encyclopedias. These items are not saleable in our stores and cannot be recycled.
  • Mattresses and box springs. Goodwill does not sell household units in the stores due to state laws requiring them to be sanitized. Commercial sanitized sets are sold in Goodwill stores when available.
  • Upholstered couches and chairs which are torn, soiled or otherwise damaged. Goodwill does not repair or clean items and can only offer clean, usable items for sale in the stores.
  • CRT televisions (including CRT computer monitors). Recycling is costly and burdensome and reduces funds that would otherwise be used to support Goodwill’s workforce development programs.
  • Automobile parts. Tires, wheels, batteries, seats, body parts and engines. Goodwill only sells these items in its outlet stores and disposal is costly and highly restricted.
  • Paint and chemicals of any kind. Goodwill is not allowed to sell or dispose of these items in a landfill.
  • Kerosene and gas heaters and appliances. Goodwill is not licensed to handle or sell items of this kind and disposal is expensive and highly restricted.
  • CPSC frequently recalled items. Infant furniture, car seats, exercise equipment, baby cribs, strollers, carriages, playpens/play yards, children’s items containing lead or phthalates.

Note regarding furniture: Goodwill accepts usable furniture that can be sold in our stores. To ensure the safety of our employees, we ask that donations of furniture be made at our retail stores whenever possible.

These lists are to be used as guidelines. There may be other items not listed that we can use in the stores or which must be turned down due to size, condition or suitability. Dumping is illegal – violators will be prosecuted. Please refer any questions about Goodwill’s donation policy to the store manager or call Customer Service at (800) 562-8724.