Goodwill accepts most donations
We welcome your donations of high-quality items at locations throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. These items are then sold in area Goodwill stores, supporting local programs that eliminate barriers to work and independence.
Goodwill accepts these items
- Women's clothing, shoes and accessories
- Men's clothing, shoes and accessories
- Children's clothing, shoes and accessories
Battery operated electronics
- Hard- or soft-covered books
- Fiction and nonfiction books
Medical or assistive living equipment
Note: we do not accept some types of electric wheelchairs.
Furniture in good condition (not torn or broken)
Goodwill does not accept these items
- Artificial Christmas trees not in original box (not accepted Dec. 25 – Sept. 30)
- Mattresses, box springs, water beds and sleeper sofas
- Baby furniture and equipment
- Consumer product recalled items
- Electrical fixtures and bulbs
- Building and plumbing materials
- Skis, poles and ski boots (not accepted Feb. 1 – Sept. 30)
- Large appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and microwaves*
- Household chemicals, including paint and cleaning supplies*
* Environmental regulations require that we dispose of these items in a safe, responsible manner. High disposal costs use up funds that could be better spent on job training and placement programs.
Alternative disposal sites
- The Dakota County Recycling Zone accepts household hazardous waste, electronics (including TVs and monitors), lawn mowers/snow blowers, and small household electronics like toasters and vacuums.
- The Dakota County Green Guide lists where to recycle and dispose of common and unusual items.
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website lists disposal sites for each Minnesota County and includes specific disposal instructions for a variety of products, including aerosol cans, automotive oil, batteries and fluorescent bulbs.
- Ramsey County A to Z Disposal Guide has listing with drop off sites for each type of item you need to dispose of, including computers, large appliances, such as washers, dryers and refrigerators, and has recycing information about many other items.
- Ramsey County operates a monthly collection site for which the location changes. It also operates a year-round collection site for hazardous materials. Learn more.