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Donate or Recycle?

Before donating items to the Habitat Store, please use this guide to determine what items we accept. Any item with a blue recycle symbol ♻ is something that we do not accept and you may be able to find other organizations or local recycling centers that will take them.

You may be able to donate the below items to another organization or a local recycling center. Check out King County’s recycling guide here.

  • Apparel, Clothing & Footwear
  • Baby Furniture & Car Seats
  • Bedding and Linens
  • Blu Rays, CDs, & DVDs
  • Dishes, Serveware & Cookware
  • Toilets
  • Electronics
  • Mattresses & Box Springs

Donations are accepted during normal store hours. Please ensure that all donations are in clean resalable condition with no rips, tears, stains, pet hair, or repairs needed.

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All appliances must be clean and in working condition. Used appliances must be 10* or fewer years old.

  • New Appliances
  • Air Conditioners
  • Microwaves *(must be 7 or fewer years old)
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Stoves/Ovens/Ranges/Cooktops
  • Vent Hoods
  • Washers and Dryers

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Appliances over 10 years old
  • Used Dishwashers

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Full kitchen cabinet sets are preferred. All doors and drawers must be attached. Please remove any countertops and screws sticking out.

  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Medicine Cabinets
  • Vanities (must include sink)
  • Cabinet Hardware

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Painted Cabinets

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All doors must be standard size (nothing taller than 80 inches) and paneled style.

  • Interior Doors
  • Exterior Doors
  • Sliding Glass Doors (Vinyl Clad Only)
  • Door Hardware

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Closet Doors
  • Flat Doors
  • Screen Doors
  • Shower Doors
  • Storm Doors

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All electrical components must be in safe and working condition.

  • Breakers
  • Boxes
  • Outlets
  • Wiring

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Damaged or missing pieces

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Area rugs must be 5′ x 7′ or smaller and free of stains or damage. All other floorings must be unused, matching, and a minimum of 50 sq. ft.

  • Area Rugs
  • Carpet Tiles
  • Hardwood
  • Laminate
  • Tile

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Carpet Rolls
  • Laminate Rolls
  • Mismatched and/or small quantities

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All furniture must be free from any tears, stains, pet hair, or damage and include all parts.

  • Armoires & Wardrobes
  • Bed Frames
  • Benches
  • Bookcases & Shelving Units
  • Buffets & Sideboards
  • Chests & Trunks
  • Chairs, Ottomans & Stools
  • China Hutches
  • Couches, Sofas & Sectionals
  • Curio Cabinets
  • Desks
  • Dressers
  • Futons (must include mattress and frame)
  • Nightstands & Side Tables
  • Patio & Outdoor Furniture
  • Recliners & Rockers
  • Tables
  • TV Stands

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Baby Furniture
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Hide-a-Beds
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Painted Furniture

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  • Air Conditioners
  • Ducting & Vents
  • Forced Air Furnaces
  • Water Heaters (never installed)

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Previously Installed Water Heaters

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  • Artwork
  • Mirrors

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Candles
  • Linens & Textiles
  • Throw Pillows

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Must be bagged in original wrapping.

  • Blow In Insulation
  • Insulation Batts
  • Rigid Insulation

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Loose Insulation
  • Previously Used Insulation

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Please include mounting hardware (when applicable).

  • Light Fixtures
  • Lamps
  • New Light Bulbs

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fluorescent Fixtures
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Used Light Bulbs

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All lumber and trim must be at least 6 feet long and free of paint, nails, or screws.

  • Dimensional Lumber
  • Unused Trim

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Any shorter than 6 ft.
  • Painted Lumber & Trim
  • Used Trim

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We partner with PaintCare to recycle leftover house paints in containers of up to 5 gallons. All containers must have the original manufacturer’s printed label on the container and must be covered with a secured lid.

  • Latex House Paint
  • Oil-Based House Paint
  • Stain
  • Varnish

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Aerosols (spray paint or other spray products)
  • Containers without original labels
  • Containers that are leaking or empty
  • Products designed for industrial or non-architectural use
  • Solvents

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  • Bathroom Hardware
  • Bathtubs
  • Kitchen Sinks
  • Pedestal Sinks
  • Utility Sinks

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Jetted Bathtubs
  • Shower Doors
  • Toilets
  • Used Fiberglass Tubs
  • Used Shower Stalls

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All roofing must be unused and in original packaging.

  • Roll Roofing
  • Shingles (min. 2 bundles)
  • Tar Paper Rolls

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Previously used roofing
  • Small and/or mismatched quantities

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Sheet goods must be 4 feet x 4 feet or larger.

  • Drywall
  • Plywood
  • Siding

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Smaller than 1/2 Sheet
  • Sheets that are not rectangular or square

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  • Tiles (min. 50sq. ft. and matching)
  • Glass Blocks (must be free of mortar)

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Small or mismatched quantities

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  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools (must be working and include cord/battery)

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Power tools that are missing cords/batteries
  • Tool sets that are missing pieces

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  • Vinyl Frame Windows (6 ft. or smaller)

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Non-Vinyl Frame Windows
  • Windows Larger than 6 ft.
  • Window Screens
  • Windows with Broken or Damaged Glass

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  • Gardening Tools
  • Grills (clean inside without propane tank)

Reuse or Recycle Elsewhere

  • Gas Powered Equipment and Tools
  • Propane Tanks

Have questions about donations? Contact us using the form below:

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