The mission of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is to eliminate barriers
to work and independence. Together, we prepare people for work.

Goodwill stores

Mon. – Fri.
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*9 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Rochester



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Items we accept

Goodwill accepts most donations

We welcome your donations of high-quality items at 35+ locations throughout Minnesota and in Hudson, WI. These items are then sold in area Goodwill stores, supporting local programs that prepare people for work.

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

  • Radios and receivers

  • CD players

  • Boomboxes

  • Headphones


  • Hard- or soft-covered books

  • College textbooks

  • Fiction and nonfiction books

Small electronics

  • VCRs

  • DVD players

  • Stereos and speakers

  • Computer keyboards

  • Kitchen items

Games and toys

  • Ensure all pieces and parts are attached or in the box

Medical or assistive living equipment

  • Wheelchairs

  • Bathroom aids

Note: we do not accept some types of electric wheelchairs.

Furniture in good condition (not torn or broken)

Vehicles in any condition
Schedule free pick up of your vehicle.

  • Cars

  • RVs

  • Trucks

  • Boats

Bikes with wheels 24" or larger (accepted March 1 – Sept. 30)

Skis, poles and ski boots (accepted Oct. 1 – Jan. 31)

Artificial Christmas trees (accepted Oct. 1 – Dec. 24)

Fabric yards in excellent condition


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.

  • Hennepin County disposal sites accept hazardous wastes, including chemicals and paint.

  • Hennepin County How to Get Rid of It guide describes how to dispose of large appliances, mattresses and household waste products.

  • 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.

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Goodwill donation hours

Mon. – Fri.
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Donation centers open one hour before the stores.

Goodwill does not accept these items

  • Items with holes, tears, stains or mildew

  • Mattresses, box springs, water beds and sleeper sofas

  • Baby furniture and equipment

  • Carpeting

  • Consumer product recalled items

  • Fluorescent bulbs and fixtures

  • Plumbing and construction materials

  • Computer monitors

  • Televisions

  • Large exercise equipment

  • Gas-powered lawn mowers

  • Firearms, bullets, knives, bows, arrows and explosives

  • Large appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and microwaves*

  • Household chemicals, including paint and cleaning supplies*

  • Automotive chemicals or parts*

  • Health and beauty products

* 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.