Habitat Office: 203.744.1340 | ReStore: 203.205.0952

ReStore - Items Not Accepted

We appreciate when individuals want to donate items to our ReStore. However, due to sanitary concerns and the condition of certain items, we can not always accept them.

Here is a list of items that we currently do not accept:

  • Air conditioning units (unless new in box)
  • Appliances (colors other than white or stainless)
  • Appliances older than 7 years (gas or electric)
  • Bath tubs (unless new and delivered to ReStore)
  • Bathroom sinks (out of style colors)
  • Books
  • Broken glass or frameless mirrors
  • Carpet or padding (unless new)
  • Clothing
  • Computers or computer parts
  • Dishwashers
  • Exercise equipment
  • Furniture with cloth upholstery (vinyl/leather OK)
  • Glass
  • Hazardous Chemicals (including pesticides and paint thinner)
  • Ikea Furniture (only new in box)
  • Lumber and wood scraps
  • Mattresses and Boxsprings
  • Nails, screws, miscellaneous nuts and bolts (loose or not in an unopened box)
  • Oil & Gas Containers
  • Paint (opened cans)
  • Rusty metal items
  • Shower doors (used)
  • Single pane windows
  • Storm windows
  • Televisions (unless flat screen)
  • No water heaters
  • Window treatments, drapes, blinds and shades
  • Wood (with nails)
  • Wood scraps or painted wood
  • Garage doors or openers

If you see the item you plan to donate above, we suggest considering donating them to the following organizations:




Vietnam Veterans
of America


Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Southwestern Connecticut


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