Donate to the ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods, and we sell them in our stores to raise money for Habitat home-building projects. Plus, this past year, our ReStore diverted over 600 tons of reusable items from area landfills.

We accept the following items:

Appliances

Must be in good working order and less than ten years old.

We accept:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ranges
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and dryers
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Flat panel televisions

Due to changes in federal clean water regulations, we do not accept:

  • Dishwashers
  • Hot water heaters

Bathrooms

We accept:

  • Bathroom vanities
  • Medicine cabinets
  • Framed mirrors

We do not accept:

  • Used toilets
  • Mirror without a frame

Building Supplies

We accept building supplies only with pre-approval and a scheduled appointment for pick-up or drop-off.

Doors/windows

We accept:

  • Solid wood interior doors
  • Exterior doors with a frame
  • Vinyl double pane windows with a frame
  • Sliding doors with a frame
  • Decorative stained glass window without a frame

We do not accept:

  • Hollow core interior doors
  • Exterior door or window without a frame

Electronics

We accept electronics in good working order with no broken parts.

We do not accept:

  • Old tube televisions or large projection televisions

Furniture

We accept:

  • Upholstered furniture with no rips, stains, smoke, pet hair or significant wear
  • Solid wood furniture in reusable/resalable condition
  • Entertainment centers with doors (Armoire style)
  • Area rugs with no rips, stains, smoke, pet hair or significant wear
  • Carpet remnants more than 10′ x 10′
  • Complete bed frame sets (with headboard and frame; with headboard, footboard and frame)

We do not accept:

  • Office furniture
  • Furniture with broken parts
  • Fiberboard or particle board
  • Open entertainment centers
  • Carpet remnants less than 10′ x 10′
  • Bedding of any kind – mattress, box spring, sleeper sofa, futon
  • Mirrors without a frame
  • Headboard or footboard without a frame
  • Metal bedframes without headboard or headboard and footboar

Garden equipment

We accept boxed and sorted hardware.

Home goods

We accept:

  • Artwork, framed pictures
  • Baskets
  • Books – recent titles 3 years or less, special interest i.e. gardening, home improvement
  • Collectible plates, mugs
  • Cookware Canister sets with covers
  • Cookie jars with cover
  • Dining linens (tablecloths, napkins, place mats)
  • Dishes, sets of at least 4
  • Jewelry, jewelry boxes
  • Planters and pots, decorative
  • Pillows, decorative
  • Pyrex cookware
  • Silverware, plated silver, stainless, silver serving pieces
  • Steak knives
  • Wall clocks
  • Wall mirrors
  • Wine glasses, decanters, ice buckets
  • Woven throws
  • Wrist watches (working only)

We do not accept:

  • Artificial flowers, plants
  • Books, old paperbacks (only recent and special interest titles, see above)
  • Christmas décor (except from October 15 to January 1)
  • Cookware with any rust or scratched Teflon
  • Curtains, draperies, sheets, blankets
  • Cutlery, odds and ends (sets only)
  • Dolls
  • Florist vases
  • Plastic measuring cups, spoons etc.
  • Plastic picture frames
  • Religious objects

Kitchen

We accept:

  • Cabinets
  • Countertops – marble, granite or Corian only
  • Small items – See Etc. Shop list

We do not accept:

  • Laminate countertops

Lighting

We accept all types of lighting fixtures and lamps in good working order with no broken or missing parts.

Piano and Organs

We accept pianos and organs with prior approval. Please send a photo and brief description to donations@habitatcd.org.

We do not accept Grand or Baby Grand pianos, unless delivered into our store by professional movers.

Tools

We accept hand and power tools in good working order. Battery operated tools must have battery and charger.

Other

We do not accept baby or children’s items, including toys or furniture.

We do not accept window treatments.

We do not accept exercise equipment.

We do not accept soft goods such as bedding, clothing, draperies, towels, etc.

How to Donate

Drop-off your items at the store

Donations of small or single items can be dropped off at the Habitat Restore Annex at 80 Fuller Road, Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30, and Saturday 10-4:30. Take your items to the donations loading dock where a ReStore team member will screen them and, if accepted, provide you with a donation receipt. Want to donate appliances, furniture or large quantities of reusable building materials that need more than one person to carry? Get in touch with us first so we’re ready to help.

Request a free pick up

We service all of Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. For donors outside of this area, please contact the ReStore closest to you (i.e., Schenectady, Hudson, Pittsfield). If for some reason your local ReStore is unable to accommodate your donation, or if you live in an area that is not clearly serviced by another ReStore (i.e., Schoharie, Greene, Washington Counties, etc.), please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to work something out.

Free pickups by the ReStore trucks will be scheduled for large, multi-item donations. Especially during our busy season, pickups will not be scheduled for small or single items. You can, however, be added to our cancellation list, so if we are in your area with a cancellation or room on the truck you can be contacted to see if a pickup can occur. Call (518) 275-6638 to schedule your free pickup.

After scheduling a pickup, please be sure that your items are easily accessible when the drivers arrive. Donations should be neatly organized in a central location, and all hallways and walkways should be free of obstructions. Every effort should be made to eliminate the use of stairs, whenever possible. During inclement weather, all exterior walkways must be shoveled and free of ice.

*All items to be picked up are at the discretion of the Restore employees. Any item not meeting the guidelines listed above will not be picked up*

Is your business looking to donate large quantities of inventory?

The ReStore will help save you disposal costs! You can donate unwanted inventory of new or gently-used items at no cost to your business- and your donation will help build homes right here in the Capital District! Give us a call to coordinate the delivery or pick-up of inventory you no longer need.

Contact

For questions or to schedule a pickup, call (518) 275-6638 or email donations@habitatcd.org. If you call our office phone at (518) 462-2993, please dial extension 110 for ReStore donations.