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Big Reuse works with businesses and organizations of all sizes to accept materials at scale. Please select the appropriate category below or review our donation guidelines first. Smaller items like hardware, books, clothing, electronics and home goods can be dropped off 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm .

Big Reuse Donations Guide


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  • In 100% working condition, clean, knobs present, all parts included. 
  • Generally, appliances must be less than 7 years old.
  • High-end or antique appliances older than 7 years will be considered for donation.

Architectural Features, Mantels, Ceilings & Moldings

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  • Intact wood mantels in good condition. Stone mantels must have no chips or cracks. 
  • Moldings must be new or in good used condition and in job lot quantities only (60 linear ft minimum). Trim must generally be unpainted, though exceptions are made for desirable styles/species. 
  • Tin ceilings must have no rust, nor holes, be lightly painted or unpainted, and be in job lot quantities.
  • Railings & Staircases- straight sections only
  • And we take much more, please contact us with inquiries.

Clothing, Books & Media

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  • Clean clothing and accessories in great condition. We do not accept: Underclothes. Drop off only.
  • Books and media in good working condition. We do not accept: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Periodicals or Textbooks.

Doors, Windows & Window Coverings

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  • Must not have holes, cracks, rot. 
  • Doors- Interior, exterior, wood, steel, sliding glass, French, patio, security. No flat panel hollow core doors. Doors with jambs must be hung in jamb.
  • Hardware: Hinges, cabinet handles, door knobs, bolts, lock sets with key only.
  • Windows- New in box. Thermo-pane or double insulated glass. No used vinyl windows. No used storm windows. Stained glass and multi-light sashes will be accepted.
  • Window Coverings- New blinds (no metal), shutters, shades or drapes only.
  • Custom or peculiar items- contact BIG Donations.

LEAD PAINT WARNING: Items painted with paint manufactured prior to 1978 may contain lead.

Electronics & Small Appliances

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  • Must be working perfectly, with all power and USB cords, under 1 year old.
  • Coffee machines, printers, stereos, speakers, electric kettles, toaster ovens, speakers, extension cords, hair-dryers.
  • We can't accept: Computers, flat screen TVs or media stands.

Flooring, Bricks, Tiles & Pavers

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  • All flooring must be clean and denailed or new in the box. 
  • Bricks and pavers must be in job lot quantities.
  • Tile must be new and in the manufacturer’s box, except for designer/vintage accent pieces.
  • New wood, laminate and other types of flooring must be in the manufacturer's box. 
  • Salvaged hardwood flooring must be free of nails, in good condition and have at least 200 sq ft of a similar style and condition. 
  • Carpet- Min.12’x12’, new only
  • Area Rugs: New or in mint condition only.


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  • Must be clean & undamaged (free of stains and chips).
  • We can’t accept breakable items made of composite/particleboard or unframed glass. 
  • We can’t accept used upholstered cushions or pillows.
  • We can't accept: Bed-related materials (frames, headboards, bunk beds, mattresses, box springs, bed linens, etc.)
  • We can’t accept: Couches and Upholstered Chairs unless they are new.
  • Desks should be small and/or high end desks only. 
  • Mirrors must be framed and intact without chips or cracks to be accepted.
  • Office furniture must be in perfect condition. We accept plan or tool drawers and high-end filing cabinets. We can’t accept boardroom tables, partitions or many types of office desks.
  • Pianos or Organs must be in great condition
  • Contact BIG Donation for specialty items such as pews or any large volume donations.

Home Goods, Decor & Misc

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  • We accept dishware, glassware, canning jars, utensils, decor, picture frames and fabric (new rolls only).
  • We accept many types of sporting goods: working bicycles, scooters, balls, rackets and exercise equipment.
  • We can't accept: Medical equipment including walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and shower accessibility equipment.
  • We can't accept many types of baby/kid items - walkers, cribs, chairs, strollers, car seats, playground equipment, trampolines, stuffed animals and many types of larger plastic toys.

Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry 

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  • We accept complete cabinet sets only, sink base must be included
  • All hardware pieces and shelving must be included and doors must not be removed.
  • Must be plywood or high end brands only- no particleboard. 
  • Bath vanities must be excellent condition
  • Kitchen counters must be new, straight sections without holes and a minimum of 8’.
  • Contact us for large volume pickups/high end kitchens.

Lighting & Electrical

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  • We accept: hanging chandeliers, floor and table lamps, lamp shades must be in good condition. 
  • We do not accept: used recessed lights, high hats, or bulbs, including those that contain mercury (e.g. CFL bulbs).
  • We accept 110V & 220 V Wire, switches, switch plates, junction boxes, fuses, breakers, connectors, conduit, LEDs.

Lumber, Hardware & Construction Materials

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  • Lumber must be free of fasteners and in job lot quantities of more than 4' in length. Exceptions may be made for boards of desirable wood species or style.
  • Nails & Screws: Must be in a manufacturers package with size specifications to be accepted
  • Sheet goods must be a minimum of 4'x4'.
  • We do not accept: Vinyl Siding, Sheetrock.


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  • Big Reuse is a Paintcare drop-off site. We accept house paint as well as primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings such as shellac and varnish. Products must be in their original containers of no larger than 5 gallons in size, must have the original manufacturer’s printed label on the container, and must be covered with a secured lid. 
  • We cannot accept open or leaking cans, nor accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products designed and labeled to be used for industrial or non-architectural use.
  • Click here for a detailed list of products acceptable and non-acceptable for drop-off under Paintcare
  • We do not accept items that contain mercury (e.g. CFL bulbs), household cleaning products, pesticides, acids, fuels and oils.

Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies

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  • Fixtures must be working and clean. We can't accept: cracked, chipped, stained, or rust marked items.
  • Faucets must be new and complete.
  • Sinks, including pedestal, cast iron, farm sinks, stand-alone or undermounted, new molded sinks, must be new, in excellent condition or a unique vintage piece.
  • Toilets must be a low flush (1.6L gallon) type. new or less than 1 year old in excellent condition. Exceptions may be made for unique vintage pieces. 
  • We do accept: fiberglass tubs, built-in bathtubs, skirt tubs, or jacuzzi tubs (unless new with motor).
  • We accept new fittings only, including copper, PVC and ABS.

Theater, Film & TV Sets

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  • Props such as functional home goods, furniture and books.
  • We do not accept: False furniture, particleboard flats, flats with cutouts.


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  • We accept many types of hand, power and garden tools.
  • Tools must be clean and in 100% working order.
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