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When you donate your items to Goodwill, it can be a convenient way to clean your home and green your community. However, there are some items that Goodwill cannot resell and therefore we ask that you kindly sort through your goods according to the guidelines below:

Goodwill accepts new and gently used items that are clean and in saleable condition, including:


  • Clothing, shoes, boots, belts, purses, jewellery, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves

  • Books, records, CDs, video tapes, games, toys, sports equipment

  • Housewares – dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, lamps

  • Collectibles, antiques, camera, knickknacks, giftware

  • Fabrics, textiles – linens, towels, curtains, blankets, area rugs

  • Electrical or battery operated (in working order that are not older than 10-15 years)

    – digital equipment, MP3s, TVs, stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, computers

    (Pentium 4 & above), small appliances, vacuum cleaners, musical instruments, tools,

    power tools

  • *Home Furnishings - dressers, tables, chairs, sofas,  desks, file cabinets, bookshelves,

    paintings, and mirrors

    *Accepted only at the following locations:

    Barrie (544 Bayfield St.), Brampton (382 Queens St. E. / 395 Chrystler Dr.), Mississauga (720 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. / 1224 Dundas St. E.), Toronto (60 Overlea Blvd.), Etobicoke (4975 Dundas St. W.), and Scarborough (350 Progress Ave.)


It's hard to say "no thank you" to a donation.  Certain items are refused for some very good reasons:

  • They are not reusable or contain hazardous materials

  • They do not comply with current safety standards

  • They are broken, parts or labels and instructions are missing

  • Our donation centre attendants may also decline a donation if, in their judgement, it is not in clean, saleable condition

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following:


  • Any products that do not meet current safety standards including recalled items

  • Baby items – cribs & cradles, car seats, carriages & strollers, baby gates, playpens,

    baby walkers, children's sleepwear

  • Toys for children under 3 years of age

  • Traditional recyclables – glass windows (or sheets of glass), newsprint, office paper, cardboard, plastics, etc.

  • Large appliances – refrigerators, freezers, stoves/ovens, washer/dryers, furnaces,

    water heaters

  • Food products

  • Used personal care items

  • Mattresses and bed frames
  • Chemical products, barbeque & propane tanks

  • Automotive products – tires, batteries, gasoline, oils, antifreeze, auto parts

  • Building materials/plumbing fixtures, carpeting and padding 

  • Broken furniture, damaged upholstery,  bunk beds or other items in need of repair

    or assembly (i.e. water beds, modular office systems/dividers)

  • Lawn darts, helmets and face protectors

  • Weapons of any sort


Please call ahead to see if the location can accommodate your items.


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