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Donation Guidelines PDF
   

Appliances

Refrigerator, freezer, stove, vent hood, washer, dryer. Aged <10 yrs. Check www.appliance411.com/service/date-code.php to determine the age of your appliance.

We do not accept commercial or Sub Zero refrigerators, used dishwashers, wall or double ovens, microwaves, garbage disposals, cooktops.

Architectural

Mantles (factory painted or stained), columns, framed stained glass, wrought iron stairs, railings, and spindles.

We do not accept gas fireplaces/fireplace inserts.

New Building Materials

Drywall (4′x4′ or 4′x8′). Lumber (6′ or longer). Plywood (2′x4′ or 4′x8′). Baseboard, trim (6′ or longer). Remove nails, screws. New only.

We do not accept used deck wood particle board shelving.

Bathroom & Plumbing

Sinks (w/o faucet), new tubs, new medicine cabinets, new PVC and metal piping (6’ or longer), fixtures, parts, supplies, new shower surrounds, vanities with top and bottom smaller than 5′, Aged <20 yrs.

We do not accept used faucet, toilets, cast iron or jetted tubs, factory molded sinks, cast iron sinks, shower doors, unframed mirrors, or water softeners.

Doors

Interior (wood and metal, bi-fold, glass). Exterior (metal, glass or storm). Sliding patio doors with frame. Remove and bag door hardware.

We do not accept commercial, hollow-core, used shower doors, painted, mirrored doors, exterior wood, garage doors or openers. No mold.

New Electrical

Electrical parts, wire, hardware, outlets, plate covers, light switches—residential and current code only. New only.

We do not accept electrical items (TVs, computers, CD/DVD players)

New Flooring
Carpet/Rugs

New carpet only (rolled, 10’ x 12’ or larger), hardwood (new and reclaimed – nails removed and bundled), laminate (US-made), and vinyl (8′x6′ and larger), new rugs or pet free home.  Please write size on the back of vinyl with permanent marker. New only.

We do not accept used carpet, carpet pad, laminate, rugs (from home with pet), vinyl flooring.

Furniture - Photo required

Chairs, couches and loveseats (preapproved - pickup only), dressers, dining tables, futon frames, home office desks (5′ or less), side tables, bedroom furniture including bunk beds (with all hardware). Photo is required.

We do not accept bed frames, box springs, corner TV stands, futon mattresses, entertainment centers, mattresses, recliners, or sofa beds.

Hardware

Knobs, hinges, nails, screws, nuts, bolts, boxes of fasteners, and locks. Drop-off only.

We do not accept cans or jars of fasteners.

Home Exterior

New shingles (full bundles), new insulation (bagged or sheets), new gutters. Seasonally accepted Apr. 1—Oct. 31.

We do not accept used gutters, loose insulation or shingles, shutters, new or used siding, including Hardie Board. No garage doors or openers.

Home Interior

New shutters, framed mirrors, lamps, new rugs (or professionally cleaned). Drop off only.

We do not accept blinds, curtains, small household/home decor items, vertical blinds, window coverings, unframed mirror or glass.

New HVAC

Air Conditioners, furnaces, central air systems, venting material, water heaters. Residential size only. Seasonally accepted. New only.

We do not accept used HVACs.

Kitchen
Cabinets

Cabinets: doors/drawers/hinges attached. Aged <20 yrs., stained or factory painted. Custom cabinets (6′ or smaller runs). Sinks, stainless only.

We do not accept countertops (granite, manufactured or used laminate counterops). Non-kitchen built-in cabinets hand painted cabinets.

Landscaping,
Lawn & Garden

Brick and blocks dirt free and not broken (drop off only). New edging, fencing, landscape rock (clean and bagged), Lawn or patio furniture, yard tools. Seasonally accepted Apr. 1 – Oct. 31.

We do not accept used edging, loose landscape rocks, gas/oil, gas cans, playground equipment, used grills (charcoal or rusty gas grill).

Lighting/Fans

Chandeliers, Flush mount, led bulbs, chandeliers, sconces (include all mounting hardware, lamps for light fixture). New in box ceiling fans.

We do not accept shiny yellow brass, CFL or halogen light bulbs (new or used), used light bulbs, track lighting, fluorescent fixtures or bulbs, shiny yellow brass or used ceiling fans.

Office Furniture

Desks (5’ wide or narrower), desk chairs, lobby furniture, breakroom furniture, refrigerators, two drawer file cabinets (upright, 16” wide).

We do no accept built-in cabinets, executive desks, cubical (walls or partitions), conference room tables, electronics (printers or white boards).

Paint & Stain

Full or unopened cans of latex paint or stain (5 containers or less per visit). Paint Supplies—brushes, rollers, paint trays. Drop off only.

We do not accept marine paint, oil-based or used spray paint. Check paintcare.org for more information on recyclable options.

New Tile

Ceramic, slate, porcelain, marble, vinyl plank, luxury vinyl, vinyl commercial tiles (full boxes, unopen, minimum 1 box). New only.

We do not accept used, loose, or partial boxes of tile.

Tools

Power tools and hand tools. Aluminum or fiberglass ladders. Tools must have all factory installed safety features.

We do not accept recalled items, radial arms saws, or wooden ladders.

New Windows

New complete units with all sashes and frames (6’ wide or smaller). Metal screens. New only.

We do not accept single-pane, used windows, wood screens, or shutters.

We cannot accept the following items:

  • Automobile parts
  • Children's items or toys
  • Clothing
  • Exercise equipment
  • Hazardous materials
  • Medical equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Pesticides or fertilizers
  • Pianos and organs
  • Textiles
  • Toxic chemicals

Your donation is tax deductible!

 MN Certificate of Exempt Status Number: ES 30657

Federal Tax ID:363363171

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