The ReStore cannot accept or resell the following items due to capacity or liability reasons:

Any item that does not meet the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act effective January 4, 2014. Such items include dishwashers, hot water heaters, faucets and more. More information can be found here >

Media Items:

  • Books
  • Cassettes- Music and VHS
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Recorded CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays


  • TVs over 10 years old 
    • *We may be able to e-recycle your non-working electronics

Housewares and Furniture:

  • Bedding and Bed Pillows
  • Carpet
  • Clothing
  • Cribs
  • Mirrors w/o Proper Framing
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Towels
  • Toys
  • Window Treatments- blinds, drapes, valances
  • Dishwashers
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Faucets

Some construction/building materials, including:

  • Aluminum Storm Doors
  • Cubicle Walls or Systems
  • Glass Panes w/o Proper Framing
  • Hollow Core doors
  • Paint or Stain
  • Particle Board Pieces and Counter tops
  • Single Pane Windows
  • Single Screens
  • Tires

Items deemed as hazardous to staff, volunteers, and/or customers cannot be accepted. These items can include, but are not limited to, broken or chipped ceramics, dishes, or tiles; food and drink; frayed or exposed electrical wires; opened chemicals; and unframed glass and mirrors.

Items in poor condition cannot be accepted. Poor condition refers to signs of wear-and-tear including but not limited to: rips; tears; stains; rot or rust; and smells.

Unless the item is vintage, antique, or serves a noticeable re-purposing function, it must be in working condition to be accepted.

If assembly of the item is required, it must have all hardware and instructions necessary for assembly in order to be accepted.

If you have questions about your donation, please contact us at (919) 403-8668, Option 2.

To view a list of local non-profits and business partners that may be able to accept your donation, please refer to our Additional Resources.