What to Donate

What donations does Goodwill need the most?

Goodwill Industries is looking for any of the following items that are in clean, saleable condition:

  • Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing
  • Kitchen and household items
  • Dishes, pots & pans, cooking & serving containers
  • Shoes and boots
  • Books
  • Linens and domestic items
  • Stuffed animals
  • Collectibles

“Clean and saleable” means you would give it to a good friend. There are exceptions regarding certain items. Please call (808) 836-WORK (9675) for additional information.

Are there any items Goodwill does not accept?

Goodwill cannot use or cannot accept and therefore declines donations of the following items:

All Manufacturer-Recalled Products

Red Lawn Mower

Machinery or Parts

  • Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers
  • Car Parts, Tires, Wheels

Open toilet bowl. File contains a path to isolation.

Construction Material

  • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting & Padding House Fixtures
  • Toilets &Toilet Seats


Home Accessories

  • Non-Framed Mirrors
  • Halogen Lamps Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Magazine. Big stack of magazines

Printed Media

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias

Large vintage safe, strong box.


  • Rusty Metal Desks & Cabinets
  • Tool Sheds
  • Outdoor Swing Sets
  • Beds, Mattresses, Box Springs

baby carriage isolated on a white background

Infant Products

  • Baby Car Seats
  • Cribs
  • Strollers
  • Walkers
  • High Chairs
  • Swings

Radioactive waste barrels

Hazardous Waste

  • Chemicals
  • Paints
  • Poisons
  • Oils
  • Cleaning Products
  • Compressed Air/Gas Containers (including SCUBA tanks)
  • Contact your local Transfer Station for disposal information.

Consumer electronics stell

Electronic Equipment

  • Major Appliances – Stoves, Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Water Heaters, TVs, Fax Machines, Copy Machines,Vacuum Cleaners (acceptable if dust bag has been removed)
  • Exercise Machines
  • VCR & DVD Players (not accepted in Hilo only)
  • Stereos & Speakers (not accepted in Hilo only)
  • Telephones & Cell Phones (not accepted in Hilo only)
  • Gaming Consoles & Electronic Game Cartridges (not accepted in Hilo only)

Why can’t Goodwill use these items?

Some items cost more to transport, repair or refurbish than they can be sold for in our stores, taking money away from our mission. Others are not recyclable or contain hazardous waste, and present potential liability issues. In general, hazardous waste and items requiring repair, assembly or cleaning cannot be accepted.

It’s best to call (808) 836-WORK (9675) to double-check the acceptability of questionable items.