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Customer looking at a dresser in the furniture section of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Ready to give new life to your old stuff?

Remodeling, cleaning, downsizing, or just getting organized? Got corporate overstock?

Whatever your project, don’t let the items you no longer need end up in our local landfills.


As a general rule, all items we accept must be:

What items can I donate to the ReStore?

Check out our handy donation guidelines below, as well as pickup restrictions, refusal policies, and a list of items we can’t accept. Still unsure about your donation or want to make sure we can accept it before bringing it in? Give us a call at (619) 241-2221, or drop us a line at We’re happy to answer your questions!

Yes, please: Appliances in clean and working condition, including small appliances like toasters and coffee makers.

No, thanks: Dishwashers, garbage disposals.

Yes, please: Mantles (factory painted or stained), columns, wrought iron, gas fireplaces.

No, thanks: Materials with broken or missing parts, fireplace inserts.

Yes, please: Drywall and plywood (4’x4′ or 4’x8′). Lumber (free of nails and screws), baseboard, trim (6′-16′). Sheet metal, molding, fencing.

Yes, please: Sinks, new tubs/toilets, new medicine cabinets, new PVC and metal piping (6′-16′), fixtures, parts, supplies, new shower surroundings, vanities with top and bottom, clean toilets, working faucets.

No, thanks: Shower doors, unframed mirrors, cultured marble.

Yes, please: Interior (raised panel wood and metal), exterior (raised panel metal or storm), and sliding patio doors with frame in clean and sellable condition.
Maximum height: interior – 80″; exterior – 96″; sliders – 80″h x 96″w

No, thanks: Commercial doors, mirrored closet doors, garage doors or openers.

Yes, please: New electrical parts, wire, hardware, outlets, flat screen TVs (aged <5 yrs), plate covers, light switches. Residential and current code only.

No, thanks: Electronic items (non-flat screen TVs, computers, monitors, CD/DVD players).

Yes, please: New carpet rolls, new rugs, hardwood (new and reclaimed – nails removed and bundled), new laminate and vinyl (8’x6′ and larger). Minimum 100 sq. ft. Please write size on back of vinyl with permanent marker.

Yes, please: Chairs, couches, loveseats, recliners, dressers, dining tables, side tables, bedroom furniture including bunk beds and bed frames (if part of a complete set).

No, thanks: Box springs or mattresses. Oversized office furniture or large items including entertainment centers. Bedroom furniture not part of a complete set.

Yes, please: Knobs, hinges, nails, screws, nuts, bolts, boxes of fasteners, and locks. Drop off only.

No, thanks: Rusted or incomplete hardware, cans or jars of fasteners.

Yes, please: New shingles (full bundles), new insulation (bagged or sheets), new gutters.

No, thanks: Used gutters, roofing tiles, loose insulation, shingles, garage doors or openers.

Yes, please: Shutters, lamps, new rugs, framed mirrors, new blinds. Small household/home decor items such as dishes, silverware, and curtains.

No, thanks: Unframed mirrors or glass.

Yes, please: Air conditioners, furnaces, central air systems, venting material, water heaters. Aged <5 yrs. Residential size only.

No, thanks: Older than 5 years.

Yes, please: Structurally sound with all doors, drawers, backing, and shelving attached. Aged <10 yrs, stained or factory painted. Custom cabinets.

No, thanks: Cabinet doors, faces, drawers. Cabinets that are damaged or missing backing.

Yes, please: Bricks, blocks, pavers. New edging, fencing, landscape rock (clean and bagged), lawn and patio furniture. Rust-free BBQ grills in good condition.

No, thanks: Used edging, loose landscape rocks, gas cans, playground equipment.

Yes, please: Chandeliers, ceiling fans, flush mount, new LED bulbs, sconces (with all mounting hardware and lamps for light fixtures).

No, thanks: Used light bulbs of any kind. CFL or halogen bulbs, track lighting, fluorescent fixtures or bulbs, shiny yellow brass.

Yes, please: Full, brand new cans of latex paint or stain.

Yes, please: Ceramic, slate, porcelain, marble, vinyl plank, luxury vinyl, vinyl commercial tiles (full boxes, unopened, minimum 100 sq ft).

No, thanks: Used, loose, or partial boxes of tile. Tile less than 100 sq ft.

Yes, please: Hand and power tools in good working condition. Cordless tools aged <5 yrs.

No, thanks: Incomplete or in need of repair. Cordless tools older than 5 years.

Yes, please: Most window types accepted. New screens in excellent condition.

No, thanks: Wood-framed windows.


Got overstock? Surplus?

For businesses, donating to the ReStore is a great way to move discontinued or excess stock, deal with gently-used returns, and show customers that you care about our community.

Pickup Restrictions

Due to liability, we are unable retrieve items from up or down stairs. To ensure safety of our staff and volunteers, acceptance/refusal of any donation is at the final discretion of the driver.

Refusal Policies

We regret that we cannot accept all donations, and ReStore staff reserves the right to refuse items based on product condition or storage limitations. We recommend contacting (619) 241-2221 or to make sure we can accept your item before dropping it off.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:

  • books, magazines, games, toys

  • some housewares, like dishes and linens

  • apparel, including shoes, jewelry, baby clothing

  • electronic items, such as non-flat screen TVs, computers, monitors, CD/DVD players

  • hazardous materials, such as opened paint, thinner, stain, chemicals

  • broken or damaged items

  • mattresses, including box springs, futons, sofa beds

  • some lighting, such as track lighting, CFL or halogen bulbs, fluorescent bulbs

If we are not a good fit for your donation, these local organizations may be able to accept your items:

  • Alliance for African Assistance


  • Architectural Salvage

  • Disabled American Veterans

  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • Goodwill

  • Humble Design San Diego

  • Jewish Family Services

  • PaintCare

  • Salvation Army

  • San Diego Rescue Mission

More pickups options for more convenience.

Choose from our no-cost standard pickup or a priority pickup, providing service in as little as 2 business days for a nominal fee.

More pickups options for more convenience.

Choose from our no-cost standard pickup or a priority pickup, providing service in as little as 2 business days for a nominal fee.