Items We Cannot Accept

There are certain items that we regretfully cannot accept for resale or salvage. Please refer to the list below to see if your item falls into these categories.

Also, we suggest checking the Consumer Product Safety Commission site for any items that you believe may have been recalled. Many goods that we normally welcome, including toys, baby furniture, or clothing, may be under recall. We appreciate your understanding and efforts prior to donation!

Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin cannot accept the following items:

Appliances
Large appliances such as refrigerators and stoves
Microwave ovens
Automotive
Auto parts (used)
Tires/wheels
Baby/Infant Items
Car seats/infant carriers
Cribs
High chairs
Pack ‘n plays
Play yards
Strollers
Swings
Walkers
Beds
Bunk beds
Hide-a-beds
Hospital beds
Mattresses (stained, ripped,
  hotel, without tag, or
 manufactured before 2007)
Waterbeds
Building/Home Supplies
Bathtub/shower enclosures
Carpet (used)
Cupboards (built-in)
Lumber
Mirrors without frames
Pipes (water/gas)
Plumbing fixtures (used)
Storm windows/storm doors
Electronics/Electrical*
All non-working items*
Console stereos
Copier machines
Dehumidifiers
Fax machines (stand alone)
Halogen lamps (without guard)
Sump pumps
Televisions
*We gladly accept computer equipment in any condition
Furniture
Damaged furniture (any pieces stained,
 ripped, worn, with missing parts, or 
 in poor condition)
Sleeper sofas
Toy chests (with hinges and/or lock)
Hazardous Materials
Aerosols
Batteries
Chemicals/household cleaners
Firearms/ammunition
Fire extinguishers
Fuel
Light bulbs
Oil, including lamp oil
Paint
Propane tanks
Heating/Cooling Units
Air conditioners
Central heating/cooling units
Furnaces
Sports
Helmets
Ping-pong tables (regulation size)
Pool tables (regulation size)
Swing sets
Trampolettes/trampolines
Miscellaneous
Encyclopedias
Food (if perishable)
Food containers
Magazines
Newspapers
Pianos and organs
Recalled items

 

Recycling, Reusing, or Disposing of Items We Cannot Accept

You can contact your local municipality or county to learn how to dispose of items we cannot accept.

 

If you are a contractor, supplier, remodeler or property manager with building-related materials  contact Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s Habitat ReStore.