Donate Materials

Materials Donation Form

By donating to EcoBuilding Bargains, you save useful materials from landfills and help make home improvement more affordable for more people. Call (413) 788-6900 to discuss your donation or fill out the form below.

Donating can also help you:

  • Save money on disposal costs
  • Get a tax deduction
  • Free up storage space
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) *
Material available when? *

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
  • Countertops
  • Sinks & faucets
  • Working appliances (less than five years old)

Not Accepted:

  • Faucets older than 1996 (due to lead)
  • Cabinets that are falling apart or missing hinges
  • Cabinets that have signs of mold, rot or excessive rust if metal
  • Appliances older than 7 years (all appliances are contingent on condition regardless of age)
  • Appliances that are known to not be in working order or in one piece
  • Housewares, small kitchen appliances
  • Countertop microwaves older than 3 years

Accepted:

  • Vanities
  • Sinks & faucets
  • Tubs (fiberglass or claw-foot only)
  • Showers & enclosures
  • Low-flow toilets only (1.6 gallons per flush)

Not Accepted:

  • Faucets older than 1996 (due to lead)
  • Cracked sinks
  • Used shower doors of any kind
  • Hi-flow toilets of any kind
  • Toilets that are missing pieces (tank, base, lid)

Accepted:

  • Vinyl & wood
  • Only double-paned, complete with frame
  • Storm windows – complete white triple track only

Not Accepted:

  • Single-pane windows (unless architecturally detailed)
  • Windows with broken or cracked panes – or broken seals (moisture between panes)
  • Wood frame windows (unless architecturally detailed)
  • Toilets that are missing pieces (tank, base, lid)

Accepted:

  • 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)

Not Accepted:

  • Commercial doors
  • Wood garage doors

Accepted:

All furniture is based on the discretion of management.

  • Bookcases
  • Hutches
  • Kitchen or dining room sets and chairs
  • Stools
  • Dressers
  • Cabinets
  • Desks

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
  • Computer desks or chairs
  • Upholstered furniture: unless brand new or very lightly used
  • 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/molding – minimum 6′ lengths, must be denailed
  • Plywood – full sheets
  • Sheetrock – full sheets
  • Rigid foam – full sheets only
  • Bricks & cement blocks

Not Accepted:

  • Pressure treated lumber pre-2005 (with green tinge – contains CCA)
  • Wood, trim, molding with nails or screws
  • Scrap wood, trim, molding: less than 6’ for molding, trim and dimensional lumber
  • Plywood & sheetrock must be at least a half sheet 4×4
  • Wooden garage doors
  • Commercial doors
  • Misc. boxes, bags, cans, buckets of random hardware
  • Insulation that may have rodents or rodent evidence
  • Insulation that has mold
  • Insulation board must be at least 4×8 or larger
  • No chemical forms of insulation, like foam spray
  • Ladders, scaffolding
  • Power tools must be in working order with power cords

Accepted:

  • Light fixtures
  • Electrical equipment & hardware
  • Stand-alone lamps

Not Accepted:

  • Recessed lights/high hats, recessed commercial lighting
  • Electronics: TVs, radios, stereos, DVD players, VCRs, etc.
  • Incandescent light bulbs of any kind
  • No fluorescent lamps or fixtures
  • Non-functioning fixtures
  • Ceiling fans

Not Accepted:

  • Broken, damaged, or incomplete material
  • All paint, stains, or varnishes, any chemicals
  • Clothes
  • Musical instruments
  • Theatrical set materials (flats, jacks, etc.)
  • Any commercial items
  • Hazardous materials
  • Recreational equipment, exercise equipment, sports equipment
  • Window blinds and shades
  • Unassembled items unless brand new in packaging with manual
  • Broken or dirty materials
  • Automotive materials
  • Toys unless vintage or antique (managers discretion)

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