What’s Not Accepted

We accept only items that are clean and in good repair. 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
  • 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
612-588-3820

Appliance Recycling (working & nonworking):
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.
952-930-9000

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