donate stuff to ReStore

The Habitat ReStore provides an opportunity in the community for individuals and companies to donate a wide variety of building materials, furniture, appliances, household goods and more that can be resold and reused at an affordable price. This diverts reusable materials into the landfill, and allows donors to contribute to a great cause. If you are considering moving, downsizing, decluttering, or trying to find a solution for your overstock inventory and write-offs for your business, ReStore is the place to go

Your donation to ReStore helps Habitat bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership. Our donors also have the option of receiving a charitable tax receipt for the assessed value of their donation.

how to donate

There are three easy ways to donate:

one

You can request a donation pick-up for your home or business using our online form.

two

Call us at (780) 477-4057 to discuss your donation and arrange a pick-up. Please note that our staff will ask you specific questions about your donation to ensure we can accept it.

three

Drop off your donation during business hours at any of our ReStore locations.

To donate in Grande Prairie, please call (780) 513-0100 to schedule a pick-up or visit our store during business hours.

donation types

Here are the types of donations that ReStore can accept:

Appliances

  • Kitchen and laundry
  • Small kitchen appliances

Cabinets, Cabinet Sets, and Countertops

  • Quality cabinets – no damage with all doors and drawers attached.
  • Cabinet doors (like new with pulls or handles)

Doors

  • Residential pre-hung and slab (interior/exterior) in good condition
  • Bi-fold, bypass doors (complete with all pins)

Fasteners and Hardware

  • All varieties of metal fasteners and hardware
  • Door knobs and hardware
  • Hinges
  • Cabinet pulls and knobs
  • Gate hardware

Flooring

  • New carpet over 100 sq. ft. 
  • New and unopened hard surface flooring
  • New area rugs
  • New tile (10 sq. ft. or more)
  • New underlayment
  • New, unopened mortar and grout

Furniture

  • Clean, complete, undamaged furniture (from pet free and smoke free homes)
  • Solid wood
  • Patio outdoor
  • Side boards

Home Goods

  • Decor items including vases, holiday decorations, accents, art, antiques, framed mirrors, etc. 
  • Books
  • Pictures/art work

Safety Apparel and Equipment

  • New and used high visibility vests
  • New hard hats and safety glasses
  • New safety supplies

HVAC

  • Residential ducting, flashing, vents, fireplace inserts, new furnaces, new air conditioners, wood stoves
  • New fireplaces
  • Used electric fireplaces

Lawn and Garden

  • Bricks, blocks, and pavers (drop off only)
  • Tools and lawn equipment
  • Lawn and patio furniture
  • Barbecues (clean, 10 years old and newer in usable condition)

Lighting and Electrical

  • Residential indoor and outdoor light fixtures
  • New lightbulbs in original packaging
  • Electrical light switch plates and switch covers (no bone)
  • Electrical supply and wire (must be to current code)
  • New-in-box surface mount fluorescent lighting
  • New-in-box recessed lighting
  • New and used portable and window mount air conditioners

Lumber and Building Materials

  • De-nailed quality lumber and siding in 4′ lengths or larger
  • Sheet goods (plywood, MDF, drywall, etc) 1/4″ sheets or larger
  • New and clean insulation in clear bags
  • New and used ceiling tiles (not cut, undamaged, and from a smoke-free home)
  • New baseboard, trim, and casing
  • New and used chain link fencing and hardware
  • Snow fence and chicken wire

Plumbing

  • White, steel, porcelain, cast-iron, composite or granite sinks
  • New toilets
  • Bathroom cabinets, fixtures, and hardware
  • New fibreglass tubs
  • Clawfoot tubs
  • New hot water tanks

Roofing

  • New roofing, shingles, and tar paper
  • New and used corrugated roofing

Tools and Equipment

  • Hand tools
  • Power tools with battery and charger

Windows

  • Clean residential PVC and wood windows
  • Shutters in good condition
  • New blinds
  • Undamaged screens and inserts

Unique and Specialty Items (upon inspection):

  • Pianos
  • Dining room sets (table, chairs, buffet, and hutch)
  • Hospital beds and healthcare items
  • Brand new pet supplies and pens
  • Tires (50% of tread or more left; set of 4 identical)
  • Vehicles
  • Gas appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Fitness equipment (5 years or newer)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept every donation. Even though your intended donation may be in perfect condition, and although we would love to accept it, sometimes we are unable to accommodate certain donations. It is best to call ahead or to fill out our Donation Pick Up Form.

Appliances         

  • Appliances 16 years or older
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwaves 5 years or older

Cabinets, Cabinet Sets, and Countertops             

  • Mouldy or water damaged cabinets
  • Incomplete Cabinets (missing doors or drawers)

Doors   

  • Mirrored or metal bi-fold or bypass doors
  • Used shower doors
  • Commercial doors without frame

Fasteners and Hardware             

  • Rusted screws, nails, nuts and bolts

Flooring

  • Used or stained carpet and area rugs
  • Used/ previously installed hard surface flooring
  • Used tile

Furniture            

  • Damaged furniture
  • Mattresses, box springs, futons, hide-a-beds, sleeper sofas, water beds, water bed frames
  • Office furniture
  • Wall units, entertainment stands, china cabinets
  • Organs
  • Baby furniture

Home Goods    

  • Used linens, towels, draperies, and clothing
  • Electronics – Recycling available at all Edmonton ReStores.
  • National geographic, explicit material, text books, encyclopedias, magazines
  • Children’s toys
  • Soft goods including clothing and footwear

Safety Apparel and Equipment

  • Used/Expired hard hats, bike helmets, safety equipment
  • Used harnesses, gloves, glasses, masks, face-coverings

HVAC   

  • Items containing asbestos , mercury, or other toxins
  • Oil furnaces
  • Used furnaces
  • Used air conditioners

Lawn and Garden           

  • Broken or non-working items
  • Flammable or combustible chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, paint and stain
  • Automotive parts or fluids

Lighting and Electrical   

  • Used brass plated light fixtures
  • Used flourescent fixtures
  • Commercial lighting
  • Used light bulbs, flourescent bulbs
  • Ballasts
  • Used ceiling fans
  • Used recessed lighting
  • Track lighting

Lumber and Building Materials  lumber less than 4′

  • Sheet goods less than ¼” sheet
  • Lumber with fasteners or rot
  • Used vinyl siding
  • Used trim, baseboard, and casing

Plumbing           

  • Banjo top, clam shell sinks
  • Used toilets
  • Used hot water tanks
  • Corner tubs
  • Used jetted tubs
  • Used showers

Roofing

  • Used asphalt roofing
  • Used wood and cedar shakes

Tools and Equipment    

  • Leaking, corroded, or dead batteries
  • Power tools with frayed/exposed wiring

Windows            

  • PVC windows more than 20 years old
  • Glass or mirrors without frames
  • Aluminum framed windows
  • Used blinds or window treatments

Unique and Specialty Items       

  • Used pet supplies
  • Used sporting goods (skis, boots, golf clubs, skates, rollers skates, etc.)

  can better assist you.

how donating to ReStore can benefit your business

  • Reduced storage costs for unsold or unused merchandise.
  • Reduced transportation and disposal costs (we provide a free pick-up service).
  • Charitable tax receipts are provided (for the assessed value of your donation).
  • Diverts reusable goods from the landfill which in turn reduces the environmental impact of your business.
  • Provides the peace of mind knowing that products that might otherwise go to waste are instead helping local families in need of affordable homeownership.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

request a pick up from your home or business

 *We pick up donations from:

  • Edmonton
  • Beaumont
  • Fort Saskatchewan
  • Leduc
  • Nisku
  • St. Albert
  • Sherwood Park
  • Spruce Grove

Please complete the form below and our Donation Coordinator will call you to discuss your donation and to schedule a time for drop off or pick-up. Please note that pick up dates and times may vary due to our pick up schedule. Please call us at 780-477-4057 for more details. Thank you for thinking of the Habitat ReStore!

*Due to safety regulations, we unfortunately cannot move any items from basements. We make trips once per week to Sherwood Park and St. Albert, as well as periodic trips to Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, and Beaumont.

Please include pictures when submitting this form, as this makes it much easier to assess your donation. The below form is for the Edmonton area only. To request a pick-up in Grande Prairie, please call 780-513-0100.

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