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Unacceptable Donation Items

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. would like to extend its gratitude and appreciation for taking time to support our mission with good quality donations. Unfortunately, due to the rising costs of waste disposal and safety concerns, we must decline certain low turnover items and items in need of repair. Here is a list of unacceptable items.

One of the many things that make Goodwill Industries so exciting is the variety of donations available for sale to the public. This list is to be used as a guide to protect both you and Goodwill.

All items listed below are subject to acceptance based on Goodwill management’s discretion.

  • Baby/Infant car seats and cribs
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Brick, concrete or stone
  • Waterbeds
  • Encyclopedia’s – will accept complete sets
  • Fuel cans
  • Food
  • Hospital beds
  • Hot water heaters
  • Items fueled by propane or kerosene
  • Large appliances – refrigerators, washers, dryers, ect.
  • Scrap lumber (building supplies)
  • Large Box Televisions (over 50” screen)
  • Tires (of any kind)
  • Toilets, sinks, shower stalls, tubs or plumbing pipes
  • Opened paint cans
  • Medical Supplies
  • Window air conditioning units
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Motorized vehicle batteries