Materials We Accept

(last updated February 2014)

Materials must be unbroken, cleaned, with no peeling or chipped paint, rust or dents.

To donate building materials, please call (413) 788-6900 or use our materials donation form on our website. If you have something to donate that isn’t on this list, please call the store and our staff will be happy to help you!

 

From the
kitchen:

Cabinets
Countertops
Sinks & faucets
Working appliances (less than five years old)
NO:
Faucets older than 1996 (due to lead).
Cabinets that are falling apart.
Cracked sinks.
 Kitchen Island Donation

 

From the bathroom:

Vanities
Sinks & faucets
Tubs (fiberglass or claw-foot only)
Showers & enclosures
Low-flow toilets only (1.6 gallons per flush)
NO:
Used shower doors of any kind.
Cracked sinks.
Faucets older than 1996.
Hi-flow toilets of any kind.
Toilets missing pieces (tank, base, lid).
Clawfoot Tub Donations

 

Windows:

Vinyl & wood
Only double-paned, complete with frame
Storm windows – complete white triple track only
NO:
Single-pane windows
Windows with broken or cracked panes
Donated Windows

 

Some furniture:

Bookcases
Hutches
Kitchen or dining room sets and chairs
Stools
Dressers
Cabinets
Desks
NO:
Cloth or upholstered furniture
Entertainment centers
Sofas or couches
Computer desks
Bed frames
Bench Donation

 

Doors:

Interior or exterior (hollow-core or solid)
Bi-fold doors, French doors
Painted doors
Only insulated metal doors w/ tracks
Storm & sliding doors complete with frame
Accessories (locks & hinges, etc)
NO:
Doors with cracks or holes
Doors with peeling or flaking paint
Doors with broken lites
Door donations

 

Flooring:

Hardwood
Laminate
Bamboo
New ceramic/vinyl tiles
NO:
Carpets or rugs
Used tile or laminate
Oak Flooring Donation

 

Building Materials:

Lumber/molding – minimum 6′ lengths, must be denailed
Plywood – full sheets
Sheetrock – full sheets
Rigid foam – full sheets only
Bricks & cement blocks
NO:
Broken or dirty materials
Wood with nails or screws
Wooden garage doors
Pressure treated lumber older than 5 years
MDF Board Donation

 

Electrical & Lighting:

Light fixtures
Electrical equipment & hardware
Stand-alone lamps
NO:
Incandescent light bulbs of any kind
No fluorescent lamps less efficient than T8
Non-functioning fixtures
Donated Chandeliers