Thank you for choosing the Habitat ReStore! Your donations are vital to the success of Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington.
We gratefully accept donations of new and gently used household items that are clean and in working order. Please review the list of items below for examples of what we can and cannot accept.
Did you know? You can bring in your donation at the receiving door at either of our two ReStores (Guelph and Fergus) during our posted Donation Centre hours. We also offer a free pick-up service for large donations! Tax receipts available.
To book our pick-up service, please click “schedule your pick-up” below, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-767-9752 x26 for more information. Within this form, you can provide information on the items you would like to donate by selecting from our pre-populated list.
We ask that you consider making an optional monetary donation upon completion of your successful pick-up to help us cover the various costs involved in offering this free service.
Public health notes:
As a precaution related to public health in order to keep our donors, shoppers, staff, and volunteers safe, we are following health and safety measures during your drop-off/pick-up/kitchen salvage visit.
For your safety and the safety of our team, we ask that your donation be located in an area accessible to our team such as a ground-level curb, garage, porch, driveway, lobby, storage room, storage unit, warehouse, or furniture showroom. Please reach out to us to discuss your situation so that we can serve you safely and effectively.
Kitchen salvage: We endeavour to provide excellent service, and will do so under the following precautions: 1) There is no public health emergency order in place, 2) there is no identified illness, or exposure to illness, among the residents or contractors involved. Please share any concerns you have with our kitchen salvage coordinator at email@example.com.
|items we accept
|items we cannot accept
|clean, solid, undamaged furniture from non-smoking homes
|damaged lumber (has warping, mould, rot, nails, screws)
|functional home appliances – no pickup if frozen
|unframed mirrors and glass, mirrored closet doors
|kitchen and bathroom cabinets and hardware
|housewares — dishes, utensils, pots, etc.*
|toilets (white or neutral, with a tank size of 6L or less) – drop-off only; no pickup
|corner bathtubs and Jacuzzi-style tubs (brand new only)
|plumbing fixtures, sinks (no chips, cracks, stains)
|vanities with countertops
|cribs, high chairs, baby accessories, toys
|hardwood & laminate flooring (min. 3 boxes of same type)
|outdoor and garden décor and furniture (seasonally)
|flat hollow-core slab doors
|stone, ceramic, porcelain, & vinyl tiles (min. 3 boxes of same type)
|toilets with a capacity of 7L and higher
|drywall sheets, cement board and tape
|hand and power tools
|books, videos and DVDs*
|most types of lighting
|hazardous waste, batteries
|trim, handrail, spindles, stairs
|paint (accepted from corporate partners only)
|office partitions/ cubicles
|lumber and plywood free of nails and screws
|unused shingles and roofing paper
|used clothes & linens*
|wire boxes, plates, switches, circuit breakers, panels, electrical supplies, hardware
|blinds with cords
|complete sets of doorknobs and locks with keys
|non-working fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers (due to Freon disposal)
|unused insulation (packaged or in clear bags)
|windows – PICKUP FROM FRONT YARD OR DRIVEWAY ONLY
|pool tables, Ping-Pong tables
|brand new soffit, fascia, eavestroughs, downspouts
|wall art, framed mirrors
|mattresses, box springs, sofa beds with or without their mattresses
|electronic recycling, wire, scrap metal**
The team is very well organized and very professional. We are so grateful for a job well done.– recent ReStore donor
* Items on this list with an asterisk can be donated to our Donation Bins located around back of the Guelph ReStore and inside our Fergus ReStore warehouse. More information here.
**Electronics, wire, and scrap metal are accepted and sold to recycling companies. More information here.
Want to give back but not currently able to donate items? Want to learn a new skill? Join the ReStore Volunteer Team! We provide all the training you need. Visit habitatgw.ca/volunteer to sign up today.