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What can you donate?

If ever you are in doubt about an item you are donating, please contact us! Donating items we do not accept puts additional strain on our small non profit as we have to allocate resources and staff to properly disposing the item. 

 

Items we accept

To search this page quickly, hold Ctrl+F on a PC or command+F on a Mac to find the item you are looking for. If your item does not come up, please call or email us.

Adhesives + Solvents

Adhesives + Solvents

Fixatives, Rubber Cement, Glue (Sticks, Liquid, Elmer's, White, Tacky, Gorilla, Washable, E6000, Super, Wood/PVA), Tape (Duct, Scotch, Masking, Washi, Painters, Packing, Water-activated)

Conditional Acceptance

  • Paint thinner, Spray glue, Turpentine: If NEW 

Clothing

Clothing

Bags, Belts, Costumes for Theater/Dress Up/Halloween, Jewelry, Purses

Conditional Acceptance

  • Clothing and shoes are only accepted for a limited time during our REfashion weekend preparations. 

Containers

Containers

Baskets, Boxes (Bankers, Cigar, Jewelry, shoe, tackle, tissue, wooden), Crates & Tubs, Egg Crates, Film Canisters, Gallon Water Jugs, Glass Jars with lids- CLEAN (Baby, Mason, Pickle), Paper Bags, Pencil Cases, Reusable, Shopping Bags, Steam Trunks, Wood Barrels

Conditional Acceptance

  • 2 L Plastic Bottles, Bags of Water Bottles: If CLEAN

  • Decorative Tins, Gift Boxes, Oatmeal Containers, Plastic Storage Containers: If CLEAN WITH LIDS

  • Glass Candle Votives: If FREE OF WAX

  • Egg Cartons: If STACKED + CLEAN

Crafts

Crafts

Beads (All Types), Candles & Candle Making Supplies, Clasps & Ear Wires, Cord & Wire, Faux Flowers/Fruit, Gems & Raw Stones, Glitter, Jewelry Making Supplies, Tools & Equipment, Metal Jewelry Findings, Pipe Cleaners, Pom Poms, Scrapbook Paper & Supplies, Sequins & Rhinestones, Sheet Foam, Stencils, Stickers, Transfer Paper/Letters, Wax

Drawing Materials

Drawing Materials

Chalk, Chalk Pastels, Charcoal, Colored Pencils, Crayons (Wax, Conte), Graphite, Markers (Chalkboard, Expo, Washable, Permanent), Oil Pastels, Pen & Ink Supplies, Pencils, Pens, Sketchbooks

Educational

Educational Tools + Toys

Bulletin Board Supplies, Chart Paper/Easels, Classroom Materials, Classroom Rewards (Treasure Box Items), Cork Boards, Dry Erase Boards, Flash Cards, Learning Games, Reward Ribbons/Stickers, Teacher Manipulatives/Class Kits

Electronics

Electronics

Conditional Acceptance

  • CD/DVD Players, Personal Electronics, Projectors, Speakers, Stereos/Radios: If WORKING

  • Televisions, Computer Monitors: If WORKING + LCD/FLAT SCREEN

Furniture

Furniture

Conditional Acceptance

You must call 561-882-0090 ext. 104 to discuss any furniture donations to ensure we have the space for them. If we do, they will likely be from the items below:

  • Bookshelves, Coffee Tables, Console Tables, Display Fixtures, End Tables, Filing Cabinets, Office Chairs, Small Furniture, Stools, Tables & Desks

Home Good

Home Goods

Blenders, Clothes Irons, Crock Pots, Dishes, Free-standing Fans, Glassware, Hair Dryers, Hot Plates, Lamps/Lamp Shades, Picture Frames, Tea Kettles, Utensils

Metal + Hardware

Metal + Hardware

Acrylic sheets, Bolts, Drawer Pulls, Foil, Furniture Hardware, Hanging Hardware, Hardware Bits + Findings, Hinges, Latches, Magnetic Tape, ​Magnets, Nails, Nuts, Sandpaper, Screws, Sheet Metal, Washers, Wire

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous + Random

Architectural Design Samples, Bike Parts + Accessories, Cardboard Sheets, CDs, DVDs, Over-runs of Promotional Items, Paper Sample Books, Photo Slides, Science Lab Glass, Sheet Bubble Wrap, Trophies/Awards, Typewriters, Vintage + Collectible Items

Conditional Acceptance

  • Bottle Caps, Rubber Bands, Paper Towel Tubes, Toilet Paper Tubes: If SORTED + LARGE QUANTITIES

  • Moving Boxes, Packing Paper: If in GOOD CONDITION

  • Packing Peanuts: If PRE-PACKAGED and/or BIODEGRADABLE 

  • Plastic Tubing: If NEW

Natural Materials

Natural Materials

Dried Flowers, Driftwood, Feathers, Hemp/Twine, Leather, Pine Cones, Raffia, Seashells

Office

Office

Binder Clips, Folders, Greeting Cards, Lined Paper, Mailing Envelopes, Memo Books, Notebooks, Office Organizers, Paper Clips, Post-It Notes, Printer Paper, Staplers/Staples, Tacks, Tape

Conditional Acceptance

  • Binders, Folders: If WITHOUT LABELS/WRITING

  • Ink Cartridges: If NEW

Pain + Paint Materials

Paint + Paint Materials

Acrylic Paint, Canvas (new and used), Chalkboard Paint, Easels, Ecaustic, Enamel, Gouache, Oil Paint, Paint Markers, Paint Mediums, Painting Tools, Palettes, Stretcher Frames, Tempera Paint, Watercolor, Window/Glass Paint

Conditional Acceptance

  • House Paint, Spray Paint, Wood Stain: If NEW

Paper Goods + Books

Art Books, Art Papers of All Types, Cardstock, Children's Books, Collage Cut Outs, Colored Paper, Construction paper, Contact Paper, Fine Art Prints, Maps, Paper Rolls, Posters, Printer Paper, Vintage Postcards/ Cards, Wallpaper, Wallpaper Sample Books, National Geographic Magazines

Conditional Acceptance

  • Reference books and Other Magazines: If predominantly IMAGES and NOT text dominated

Paper Goods + Books

Party + Holiday

Balloon Weights, Balloons, Crepe Paper Rolls, Gift Bags, Gift Wrap on Rolls, Holiday Decorations, Party Supplies/Decorations, Tissue Paper

Conditional Acceptance

  • String Lights: If WORKING

  • Christmas Trees: During OCTOBER-JANUARY and if all pieces are present

Party + Holiday

Textile + Fibers

Bias Tape, Buttons, Crochet Hooks, Embroidery Floss, Fabric Dyes, Fabric Paint, Knitting Needles, Needlepoint Materials, Needles, Patches, Punch Needles, Rope/Cording, Sewing Notions/Accessories, Snaps, Thimbles, Thread, Yarn, Zippers

Conditional Acceptance

  • Fabric, Upholstery Samples: If LARGER THAN 12" SQUARE

Textils + Fibers

Tools + Craft Tools

Awls, Box Cutters, Clamps + Vices, Dremel Tools/Accessories, Glass Cutting Tools, Hammers, Jewelry Tools, Paper Cutters, Punches, Replacement Blades, Rotary Cutters, Scissors, Screwdrivers, Staple Guns, Wire Cutters, Wrenches, XActo Knives

Conditional Acceptance

  • Cordless Drills, Circular Saws, Jigsaws, Miter Saws, Power Tools, Sanders: If WORKING/ALL PARTS PRESENT and cordless is preferred

Tools

Toys + Hobbies

Action Figures, Building Blocks, Games, Gently Used Toys, Musical Instruments, Sporting Goods/Balls, Tennis Balls, Things with Wheels

Conditional Acceptance

  • Pieces of Toys: If BAGGED/SORTED

  • Puzzles: If IN BOX OR BAG

  • Stuffed Animals, Pet Supplies: If NEW

Toys + Hobbies

Wood + Tile + Glass

2' x 4''s, Bamboo, Corian/Granite Samples, Distressed Wood, Dowel Rods, Mirrors, Pallet Wood, Planks + Sheets of Wood, Popsicle Sticks, Sheets of Tile/Linoleum, Stained Glass, Usable Wood Scraps

Conditional Acceptance

  • Boxes of Black, Brown, Gray and White Colored Tile: If UNIFORM SIZES and MAXIMUM 16" Square

  • Remodeling Building Supplies: If EXCESS/NEW

  • Tile Samples: If COLORFUL/PATTERNED and MAXIMUM 16" SQUARE

Wood Tile Glass

Items we DON'T accept

We don't accept any items that are unclean, moldy, toxic, hazardous, smelly, rotten/expired, or rusty.

Many of these items have the potential for creative reuse, we just don't have the space available and there is limited demand. We try to keep this list updated, but be sure to contact each place directly before you donate. If you have any questions or discover more resources we can add to this list, please contact us

Adhesives + Solvents

Empty, Dried up or Clogged

Where then?

Clothing

Any clothing or shoes outside of our REfashion weekend collections, Clothing cut into Fabric Samples

Where then?

  • Thrift stores, such as Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and The Giving Closet Project

  • H&M will take clothing in exchange for vouchers, but do not take leather or shoes

  • Madewell accepts jeans in exchange for vouchers, and you can ship your old jeans to Blue Jeans Go Green

Containers

Liquor Bottles, Pill or Vitamin Bottles, Take Out/Clam Food Containers

Where then?

  • These can typically be recycled in your regular Blue Bin recycling

Crafts

Unmarked/Labeled Powders or Liquids

Where then?

  • If you don't know what they are, you should probably dispose them in with Hazardous Waste

Educational Tools + Toys

Encyclopedia Sets, Finished Art or School Projects, Lesson Plans (Single Copy Sheets and/or personalized), Textbooks

Where then?

  • You can check with local schools, book stores, and thrift stores such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army. If they are hardcover books that can no longer be used, they can go in the yellow recycling bin, provided the hard cover has been removed and discarded. 

Electronics

Batteries, Cell Phones, Copiers, CRT Computer Monitors, E-Waste (non-working electronics), Ink Cartridges, Printers, Scanners, Tube Televisions, VHS Players

Where then?

Furniture

Bed Frames, Beds, Futons, Mattresses, Upholstered Furniture, Very Large Furniture

Where then?

Home Goods

Area Rugs, Bath Mats, Bedding, Ceiling Fans, Halogen Lamps, Large Appliances, Light Fixtures with Exposed Wires (must have a plug), Rug Cleaners, Steamers, Towels, Used Light Bulbs, Vacuums

Where then?

Miscellaneous + Random

Body Products (Make-up, Lip Gloss, Lotions, Perfumes, etc.), Car Tires, Medical Supplies, Rigid Styrofoam/Styrofoam packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Plastic Grocery Bags, Used Animal/Pet-Related Items, Used Baby/Children-Related Items

Where then?

  • Pet-related items can be donated to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

  • Tires can be put out with your Bulk Trash

  • Clinics can help with Medical Supplies/Equipment

  • Select CVS and Rite Aid locations may be able to help with medicine disposal, otherwise they need to be disposed with Hazardous Waste.

  • Plastic Grocery Bags can be put in the green bins in front of most Publix locations

Office

Fax Machines, Free-Standing Copiers, Printers

Where then?

Paint + Paint Materials

Dried Out Paint, Dried Out Paint Brushes, Finished Art or School Projects

Where then?

  • These items should be disposed of with your regular household trash

Paper Goods + Books

Text-Heavy Books (Catalogs, Medical Pamphlets, Technical Brochures/Texts, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries)

Where then?

  • You can check with local schools, book stores, and thrift stores such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army. If they are hardcover books that can no longer be used, they can go in the yellow recycling bin, provided the hard cover has been removed and discarded. 

Toys + Hobbies

Large Musical Instruments (such as pianos), Uniforms or Safety Equipment

Where then?

  • Musical Instruments can be donated to Music Man Inc.

Wood + Tile + Glass

Broken Clear Frame Glass or Mirror, Drywall, Extra-Large Floor Tiles (>16"), Particle Board, Sheets of Unframed Glass/Mirror, Wood Scraps from Construction Sites

Where then?

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