What NOT to Donate

Are there any items Goodwill does NOT accept?

Sometimes we have to say, “No, thank you.” Some items cost more to transport, repair or refurbish than they can be sold for in our stores, taking money from our mission. Others are not recyclable or contain hazardous waste, and present potential safety issues. Our donation attendants may decline a donation if, in their judgment, it is not in clean, saleable condition. We appreciate your kokua.

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

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