Donation Guidelines

Appliances

All appliances must be clean and in working order, no more than 10 years old with a few exceptions below.

Air Conditioners (not older than 4 years and accepted between April – September only) • Dehumidifiers (not older than 4 years) • Dishwashers (not older than 4 years) • Freezers • Garbage Disposals (new only) • Microwaves • Ranges & Stoves • Range Hoods • Refrigerators • Trash Compactors • Washers & Dryers • Water Heaters (not older than 2 years)

Bath & Plumbing

Faucets (new only) • Kitchen Sinks (faucets must be removed) • Medicine Cabinets (framed glass doors only) • Pipes (4’ or longer) • Plumbing Fixtures/ Hardware • Shower Enclosures (aluminum only) • Toilets (1.6 gallons only, must be clean, water and seat must be removed) • Tubs • Vanities • Vanity Combo with Sink & Countertop (faucets must be removed)

Sorry, we don’t accept: Cast Iron Tubs or Sinks • Used Toilet Seats • Single Vanity Sinks

Building Materials

Acoustic Ceiling Panels (full boxes only) • Bricks/Masonry (whole and in good condition) • Cement Board • Insulation (new and in original packaging only) • Joint Compound (new only) • Roofing Shingles (full bundles only) • Rolls of Roofing Material (half rolls or more only) • Roofing and Gutter Materials (must be clean) • Vinyl siding (new, full length pieces only)

Cabinets & Countertops  

Cabinets must be in good condition and have all doors attached and drawers intact without structural or water damage.  For safety reasons, all protruding nails or screws have to be removed.

Cabinets • Cabinet Sets • Formica Countertops (4’ or longer, newer designs only without cutouts) • Granite & Marble Countertops without cutouts

Doors & Windows               

All Doors & Windows must be clean, complete and in good condition. Exterior Doors, Windows and Sliders must be double pane glass.

Interior & Exterior Doors • Pre-hung Doors or Door Slabs • Shutters • Sliding Doors & French Doors (must have all tracking and hardware) • Garage Doors (complete and new only) • Storm Doors (must have all tracking and hardware)

Sorry, we don’t accept: Aluminum Windows • Single Pane Windows • Storm Windows • Unframed Glass

Electrical    

Residential Electrical Supplies 

Sorry, we don’t accept: Used Breakers, Fuses, or GFCI Outlets & Fixtures

Electronics

All Electronics must be in working condition.

Flat Screen TV’s •  Stereos & Radios • Speakers

Sorry, we don’t accept: Cameras • Cell Phones • Computers • Computer Monitors • Fax Machines • Laptops • Printers • Printer Ink • Rear Projection TV’s • Telephones • Tube TV’s

Fitness & Gaming

Fitness equipment must be complete, clean and in working order, no more than 5 years old.

Air Hockey Tables • Bowflex Home Gym Stations • Elliptical • Exercise Cycles • Foosball • Ping Pong Tables • Rowers • Treadmills • Weight Benches 

Sorry, we don’t accept: Billiard Tables • Dumbbells • Free Weights

Flooring

Area Rugs (new or used with no stains) • Carpet (new only, 12′ x 12′ minimum) • Carpet Padding (new only) • Ceramic Tiles (new in full original boxes only, minimum 2 boxes) • Hardwood Flooring (new in full original boxes or bundles only, minimum 2 bundles or boxes) • Laminate Flooring (new in full original boxes only, minimum 2 boxes) • Linoleum (new only, 12′ x 12′ minimum) • Vinyl Tiles (new in full original boxes only, minimum 2 boxes)

Sorry, we don’t accept: Carpets or Rugs with Tears or Stains • Used Laminate or Hardwood Flooring

Furniture          

All Furniture must be sturdy and in good condition with no repairs needed or pieces missing such as knobs, handles etc. 

Beds (complete sets only: headboard, footboard & side rails) • Bureaus • Book Cases • Chairs • Coffee Tables • Dressers • Dining and Kitchen Table Sets • Media Centers (solid wood only) • Hutches • Side Tables 

Sorry, we don’t accept: Box Springs • Bookcase Bed Frames • Dressers w/Hutch • Entertainment Centers • Futons • Mattresses • MDF/ Particleboard Furniture • Single Dining Chairs • Single Dining Tables • Water or Air Beds

Hardware          

Door Hinges (no brass without rust) • Door Knobs (must be complete, no brass and without rust) • Knobs & Cabinet Hardware (must be complete, no brass and without rust) • Nails, Screws, Hooks etc.

Sorry, we don’t accept: Mixed, unsorted or rusted Nails or Screws

Home Goods & Home Décor

Blinds (without cord and complete only) • Curtain Rods • Dishes  • Decorative Items • Kitchenware (must be clean and usable)

Sorry, we don’t accept: Curtains, Drapes & Valances, Unframed Mirrors

Lighting            

All items must be in working condition with light bulbs removed.

Ceiling Fans (new only) • Lamps • Lamp Shades (no discoloration or burn marks) • Lighting Fixtures (w/o bulbs)

Sorry, we don’t accept: Incandescent Light Bulbs or Tubes • Shop Lights 

Lumber & Millwork              

Must be in usable condition with no warping or rotting

Milled Lumber (4’ or longer) • Plywood (half or full sheets only) • Trim/ Molding (4’ or longer)

Office Furniture

Filing Cabinets • Office Chairs (5 wheels only) • Office Desks • Rolltop Desks

Sorry, we don’t accept: MDF/ Particleboard Office Furniture • Metal Desks

Paint

Acrylic Stain & Latex Paint (must be unused and in original container) • Rollers, Brushes, etc. (new only)

Sorry, we don’t accept: Oil Based Paints, Stains & Polyurethane • Open, damaged or rusted paint cans

Seasonal         

All Seasonal Tool, Power Equipment and Outdoor Furniture must be complete, clean and in working order.

BBQ Grills • Chain Saws • Garden Tools • Lawn Mowers • Leaf Blowers • Outdoor Chairs & Tables • Patio Sets • Pressure Washers  • Trimmers • Weed Wacker’s (all accepted between April – September only)

Holiday Decoration & Christmas Trees • Snow Blowers (accepted between September – December only)

Tools        

Hand Tools (good working condition) • Ladders (must have safety label on it) • Power Tools (good working condition) • Portable Power Tools (must include battery and charger)

Upholstery          

(Upholstered Furniture must be clean without rips, stains or fading. No cat scratches or pet hair and must be free from nicotine smell.)

Couches & Loveseats • Living Room Chairs • Recliners •  Sectionals

Sorry, we don’t accept: Sleeper Sofas or Futons or Upholstery with floral patterns.

 

We are unable to accept the following items:

Automotive Supplies & Accessories • Baby Gates • Car Seats • Cribs • Sporting Equipment • High Chairs • Luggage • Medical Supplies • Pet Supplies • Pesticides • Pianos & Organs • Records & Tapes • Strollers • Toys • Toxic Chemicals & Hazardous Materials • Unframed Mirrors or Glass.

The ReStore reserves the right to refuse any items deemed unsuitable, overstocked or prohibited to sell by code or state regulations.

 

HELPSY Drop Off Collection Box 

Please use the blue drop off collection boxes outside on the right side of our building at any time for the following items (sorry, no pickup service available)

Bags • Bedding • Clothing • Linen • Shoes • Sneakers • Towels

Sorry, we don’t accept: Books • Catalogs • CD’s • DVDs • Encyclopedias • Jewelry • Magazines • Newspaper • Toys • VHS Tapes • Items that are broken, contaminated or have missing parts • Items in this category that do not fit in the bins outside the store.

 
Our store will be closing at 2pm on June 25th, 2024. Donations can be dropped off until 1pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Our Location:

    637 Lancaster Street (Route 117)    |    Leominster, MA 01453    |    978.227.5556