Donate Materials

By donating to EcoBuilding Bargains, you save useful materials from
landfills and help make home improvement more affordable for more people.

Donating can also help you:

Save money on disposal costs  |  Get a tax deduction  |  Free up storage space

Call (413) 788-6900 to discuss your donation or fill out the form below.

“[EcoBuilding Bargains] is very easy to work with, they take a lot… they reuse a lot… scheduling is easy. It’s been a great partnership.”

Bob Chamberlain
Co-Owner, Mad Dog Demolition

Materials Donation Form

First Name *
Last Name *

Email *
Phone *

Address *
City *

State *
Zip Code *

Company Name
How did you hear about us? *

Description of materials (item, approx. size, quantity, condition, etc) *
Date your donation will be ready? *

Donation Questions? Call: 413.788.6900

Accepted Materials

EcoBuilding Bargains accepts building materials in good to excellent condition only. Please call (413) 788-6900 before bringing potential donations to us so we can make sure we can use them.

Since there is no substitute for actually seeing an item, we may refuse items that we determine we can’t use. If we refuse one of your items, please don’t take it personally! By now we know which items are needed, and we can’t afford to accept other items that we’ll need to throw away.

Accepted:

  • Cabinets – wood or metal (not particleboard/MDF)
  • Countertops – Natural stone, butcher block, engineered stone, concrete
  • Sinks
  • Faucets – not manufactured before 1996 (unless vintage and preapproved by management)
  • Working appliances (less than 7 years old unless preapproved by management)

Not Accepted:

  • Cabinets that are falling apart or missing hinges
  • Cabinets that have signs of mold, rot, infestation, or excessive rust (metal)
  • Laminate countertops – not even with a cabinet set
  • Appliances over 7 years old (all appliances are contingent on condition regardless of age)
  • Appliances that are missing parts or not in working order
  • Countertop Microwaves
  • Housewares (unless vintage and preapproved by management)
  • Small kitchen appliances

Accepted:

  • Vanities – wood or metal (not particleboard/MDF)
  • Sinks
  • Faucets – not manufactured before 1996 (unless vintage and preapproved by management)
  • Tubs – fiberglass or clawfoot only
  • Shower enclosures – New fiberglass or glass only (not used)
  • Toilets low-flow only – 1.6 gallons per flush
  • Tile – new or vintage (in pristine condition and preapproved by management)
    • In lots of 10 or more of the same tile/design
    • No singles (unless vintage and preapproved by management)

Not Accepted:

  • Faucets older than 1996 (unless vintage and preapproved by management)
  • Cracked or broken sinks
  • Toilet missing parts and pieces
  • Used Shower door of any kind
  • Used shower enclosures of any kind
  • High flow toilets of any kind
  • Toilets that are missing pieces/parts (tank, base, lid)

Accepted:

  • Wood – double-paned with complete frame
  • Vinyl -NEW (never installed) – double-paned with complete frames
  • Fiberglass – double-paned with complete frame
  • Vintage/Architectural – single-paned
  • Stained Glass/Leaded Glass
  • Aluminum storm windows with all pieces including frames

Not Accepted:

  • Commercial windows – (unless vintage/architecturally detailed)
  • Single paned (unless vintage/architecturally detailed)
  • Windows with broken or cracked panes (unless vintage/architecturally detailed and preapproved by management)
  • Windows with broken seals (moisture between panes)
  • Window sash only (must have frames)
  • Window frames only
  • Screens without windows in the frame

Accepted:

  • Interior doors solid core residential
  • Exterior doors – residential only (unless vintage/architecturally detailed)
  • Fire-rated doors – residential only
  • French doors – interior and exterior
  • Storm doors – framed only (no loose doors or missing parts)
  • Sliding doors – framed only (no loose doors or missing parts
  • Locksets
  • Knobs
  • Hinges

Not Accepted:

  • Commercial doors (unless vintage/architecturally detailed preapproved by management)
  • Wood Garage doors
  • Storm doors without full-frame
  • Sliding doors without full frame or not in working order
  • Flush hollow core

Accepted:

All furniture is based on the discretion of management.

  • Bookcases
  • Hutches
  • Kitchen or dining room sets and chairs
  • Stools
  • Dressers
  • Cabinets
  • Desks
  • Upholstered furniture- New or very lightly used & high quality

Not Accepted:

  • Bedroom furniture sets, nor any bed-related materials: frames, headboards, mattresses, box springs, bed linens, wardrobes, nightstands, California Closets, etc.
  • Outdated furniture that is not vintage or antique (manager discretion)
  • Laminate Furniture
  • Entertainment systems
  • Vases, wall art, baskets, small household décor etc.

Accepted:

  • Hardwood
  • Laminate
  • Bamboo
  • New ceramic/vinyl tiles

Not Accepted:

  • Used carpet or rugs
  • Used tile or laminate flooring
  • Vinyl and linoleum manufactured before 1980 (contains asbestos)
  • No 8×8 linoleum tiles (full of asbestos)

Accepted:

  • Lumber/Wood – minimum 6’ long unless preapproved by management (must be de-nailed)
  • Lumber/Wood – under 6’ long if unique species or vintage
  • Molding unpainted – minimum 6’ (pre-primed is ok)
  • Plywood –4×4, 4×8 or 4×12 sheets only
  • Sheetrock – 4×8 sheets only (no damage)
  • Rigid Foam insulation – 4×8 sheets only
  • Bricks and cement blocks – full pieces only
  • Patio stone – full pieces only
  • Full boxes of hardware – unless vintage and preapproved by management
  • Hand tools
  • Power tools in working order (no batteries)

Not Accepted:

  • Pressure-treated lumber pre-2005 (has green tinge-contains CCA)
  • Lumber, wood, trim or molding with nails, screws, staples
  • Scrap lumber, wood, trim, molding – less than 6’ unless unique species preapproved by management
  • Painted or stained molding – (unless vintage/architecturally detailed) pre-primed is ok
  • Plywood must be 4×4 or 4×8 or 4×12
  • Sheetrock must be 4×8 or 4×12
  • Miscellaneous boxes, cartons, cans, or buckets of random hardware (unless vintage/architectural salvage)
  • Insulation with evidence of rodents or mold
  • No gas-powered tools
  • Rigid foam insulation board must be at least 4×8
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Paint or stain
  • Adhesives
  • Ladders or Scaffolding
  • Power tools must be in working order with cords or batteries included

Accepted:

  • Light fixtures
  • Lamps
  • Electrical hardware and accessories – residential only

Not Accepted:

  • Recessed lights
  • Commercial lights
  • Electronics – TVs, radios, stereos, DVD players, VCRs, etc.
  • Computers – hard drives, monitors, keyboards, etc.
  • Incandescent light bulbs of any kind
  • Fluorescent lamps or fixtures
  • Non-functioning fixtures – unless vintage/antique
  • Ceiling fans

Not Accepted:

  • Broken, damaged or incomplete material
  • Clothes
  • Commercial building materials
  • Electronics – pieces, parts, etc.
  • Hazardous materials
  • Recreational equipment, exercise equipment, sports equipment
  • Window treatments – blinds, curtains, shades, drapes (unless pre-approved by management)
  • Unassembled Items – unless new and in original unopened box with instructions
  • Broken or Dirty material
  • Automotive materials
  • Toys – unless vintage or antique (manager’s discretion)
  • Fiberglass Roofing – unless fully packaged with no damage
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Hollow-core doors
  • Collated nails for nail guns
  • Particleboard/MDF Cabinets (manager’s discretion)
  • Laminate countertops – not even if they are part of a cabinet set
  • Granite/Stone remnant
  • Aluminum screens, storm windows
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Plumbing components – random, uncommon, commercial
  • Vinyl Shutters – unless new in unopened box
  • Commercial Doors or Windows
  • HVAC equipment unless new and preapproved by management

Donation Stories

Pick-up Service Available

  • All material must meet our Accepted Materials policy
  • We can come to your home, job site or business to pick up larger volumes of materials
  • Pick-ups are available Tuesday through Friday. Two weeks notice is needed for scheduling purposes
  • Call (413) 788-6900 to schedule an appointment or use our online donation form
  • All materials must be located outside or in the garage for pick up
  • Please make sure all materials are protected from the weather

We can also help you organize deconstruction projects! Give us a call: (413) 788-6900