Donating items to Goodwill MN

Items not accepted

Some items may not be accepted at the discretion of the donation attendant based on the condition of the item and/or seasonal need.


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


  • Computers, laptops, monitors and printers
  • Glass screen televisions
  • Light fixtures and bulbs


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


  • Automotive materials including tires, mufflers and fenders*
  • Construction and plumbing materials, carpet, windows, tubs, etc. 
  • Consumer product recalled items
  • Electrical fixtures and bulbs
  • Gas-powered equipment like chainsaws, lawnmowers and snowblowers
  • Hazardous materials, batteries, paint, household chemicals, cleaning supplies, liquids, poisons*
  • 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. As a nonprofit, we are unable to pay these high disposal costs.

Alternative Disposal & Recycling Sites

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