Acceptable Items
to Donate to Goodwill

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota's unique “donate-shop-reuse-educate-employ” model diverts over 60M pounds from landfills annually and brings us one step closer to a world where everyone experiences the power of work. The best part? Proceeds from the sale of donated goods support our programs that help eliminate barriers to work and independence for people in your own community.

Donations can be made at our 49 convenient drive through Goodwill locations (excluding Gina + Will and Second Debut). Donations are accepted during normal business hours and one hour prior to store opening. We do not have a pick up service.


WHERE TO DONATE

ITEMS ACCEPTED

APPAREL

  • 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

BOOKS

  • Hard- or soft-covered books of any genre

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Bicycles
  • Holiday ornaments
  • Musical instruments
  • Sporting goods

SMALL ELECTRONICS

  • VCR and DVD players

  • Stereos and speakers
  • Kitchen items
  • Games and toys

FURNITURE IN GOOD CONDITION
(NOT TORN, STAINED OR BROKEN)

 

VEHICLES IN ANY CONDITION:

  • Cars
  • RVs
  • Trucks
  • Boats

SCHEDULE FREE PICK UP OF YOUR VEHICLE.


Alternative Disposal & Recycling Sites

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

APPLIANCES

  • Refrigerators, dishwashers, furnaces, stoves, washing machines
  • Air conditioners, dehumidifiers
  • Microwaves

ELECTRONICS

  • Computers, laptops and printers
  • Glass screen televisions and monitors (we DO accept LCD, LED or plasma flat screens)
  • Electrical fixtures and bulbs

FURNITURE

  • Mattresses, box springs, sleeper sofas and water beds
  • Large entertainment centers
  • Baby furniture, car seats, cribs and other equipment
  • Damaged or soiled furniture in need of repair

OTHER ITEMS

  • Automotive materials* including tires, mufflers and fenders
  • Construction and plumbing materials, carpet, windows, tubs, etc.
  • Consumer product recalled items
  • Gas-powered equipment like chainsaws, lawn mowers and snow blowers
  • Hazardous materials, batteries, paints, household chemicals, cleaning supplies, poisons, liquids
  • Large exercise equipment like treadmills and stationary bikes
  • Weapons, explosives, ammunition, flares

* Environmental regulations require that we dispose of these items in a safe, responsible manner. High disposal costs take funds away from job training and placement programs


How your donations help others

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Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Federal Tax ID: 41-0706171.