What NOT to Donate

Are there any items Goodwill does NOT accept?

We would love to accept all donations, but unfortunately, we must decline the following items for the safety and convenience of our employees and customers:

All Manufacturer-Recalled Products

Machinery or Parts

Machinery or Parts

  • Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers
  • Car Parts, Tires, Wheels

Construction Material

Construction Material

  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting & Padding House Fixtures
  • Toilets &Toilet Seats

Home Accessories

Select Home Accessories

  • Non-Framed Mirrors
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Printed Media

Printed Media

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias

Furniture

Bulky & Rusty Furniture

  • Rusty Metal Desks & Cabinets
  • Tool Sheds
  • Outdoor Swing Sets
  • Beds, Mattresses, Box Springs


Infant Products

Infant Products

  • Baby Car Seats
  • Cribs
  • Strollers
  • Walkers
  • High Chairs
  • Swings

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

  • Chemicals
  • Paints
  • Poisons
  • Oils
  • Cleaning Products
  • Compressed Air/Gas Containers (including SCUBA tanks)
  • Contact your local Transfer Station for disposal information.

Electronic Equipment

Major Appliances & Equipment

  • Major Appliances – Stoves, Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Water Heaters, TVs, Fax Machines, Copy Machines,Vacuum Cleaners¬†(acceptable if dust bag has been removed)
  • Exercise Machines

Hilo Only: no computer equipment

It’s best to call (808) 836-WORK (9675) to double-check the acceptability of questionable items.