We accept only items that are clean and in good repair. We may not be able to accept your garage sale / event inventory; please call store manager in advance to schedule. We’re sorry, but we can’t accept the following items due to their size, disposal costs, hazardous components, ability to sell and/or liability issues.

  • Answering machines
  • Appliances, large
  • Audio / VHS cassette tapes
  • Baby equipment- cribs, strollers, car seats
  • Bike helmets
  • Bowling balls
  • Building supplies
  • Carpet or room-sized rugs
  • Children’s inexpensive costume jewelry (may contain lead)
  • Computers and computer equipment
  • Crayons (can contain lead)
  • Crutches
  • Drapery and curtain rods
  • Exercise equipment
  • Flotation or water/safety devices for children (can contain phthalates which are harmful chemicals)
  • Furniture in poor condition – ripped, torn, stained
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Items that require cleaning or repair
  • Large office furniture/office desks
  • Mattresses, box springs and bed frames
  • Medical supplies
  • Microwaves
  • Paint or chemicals
  • Pianos and organs
  • Printers
  • Speakers
  • Skis
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Stereos
  • Telephones (other than cell phones)
  • Toys that have been recalled (contain lead or are another safety hazard)
  • TVs
  • VCRs

For donation or disposal options or if you need a pickup, please contact United Way’s 211 Service:

Dial 211 or visit: www.211unitedway.org

Common Referral Items

Building Supplies & Working Appliances:
Habitat for Humanity Restore

Appliance Recycling (working & nonworking):
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

Hennepin County (for large non-working appliances):
Two Locations: Brooklyn Park & Bloomington – 612-348-3777

$15 each for microwaves, refrigerators,freezers, water heaters, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, washers/dryers, stoves, air conditioning and furnaces.

NOTE: Starting July 1, 2015, Hennepin County now charges $10 for TVs, computer monitors and laptops.

Ramsey County does not accept large appliances