<<Donation Guidelines Posted: 02-24-2014

Every donation and sale helps Goodwill provide free job training, education, and placement services to people faced with barriers to employment.

Goodwill greatly appreciates every donation. Unfortunately, due to safety, legal or environmental concerns, Goodwill cannot accept the following:

  • Furniture that is covered in animal hair, broken, worn, torn, stained, or missing parts.
    • We’re pleased to announce that Goodwill of Greater Washington is once again accepting furniture donations. However, due to an ongoing lack of adequate storage space, we ask that donors refrain from donating any oversized items including large furniture and exercise equipment. Thank you for your patience as we continue to manage the large volume of goods donated by our generous community.
  • Bean bag chairs.
  • Sleeper sofas.
  • Due to the Digital TV Transition, Goodwill will only take flat-screen tvs.
  • Excessively large/bulky items such as swing sets, swimming pools, unbound carpeting, etc.
  • Large appliances:
    • Stoves;
    • Washing or drying machines;
    • Dishwashers;
    • Refrigerators;
    • Freezers;
    • Trash compactors; and
    • hot water heaters.
  • Air Conditioners.
  • Bed pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
  • Building and plumbing materials:
    • Windows;
    • Doors;
    • Garage doors;
    • Shutters;
    • Sinks;
    • Tubs;
    • Toilets;
    • Fixtures;
    • Fencing;
    • Gutters;
    • Lumber;
    • Concrete;
    • Bricks;
    • Stone;
    • Paint; and
    • Window blinds.
  • Baby furniture, toys, and games that do not comply with CPSC safety standards.
  • Cribs with dropdown sides.
  • Auto parts including the following:
    • Tires, wheels, batteries, etc.
    • Any type of chemicals (oil, wiper fluid, etc.).
  • Firearms and fireworks.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Cosmetics and hair care products.
  • Severely damaged or stained clothing, apparel and shoes.
  • Rags (clean or dirty).
  • Any type of trash or hazardous materials.
  • Items that are wet, mildewed, rusty, flammable, or in any way dangerous.
  • Knock down furniture not in original sealed box.
  • All other items that do not comply with Consumer Product Safety Standards (1-800-638-2772 or
  • If you’re interested in a Home Pickup please contact College Hunks Hauling



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