Donation Acceptance Policy

Mankato ReStore Donation Acceptance Policy

 

Items accepted for donation should be new or gently used and in sale-able condition. If you are considering donating an item, begin by asking: Is the item in good working order? Are all of the pieces included? Would you want to put it in your own home, cabin, or shed?

Accepted Items

Appliances

All appliances must be in 100% working order, clean and less than 10 years old.

Bathroom & Kitchen Items

Cabinets

Full kitchen cabinet sets are preferred. Cabinets must be complete; no individual cabinet components (e.g. cabinet doors).

Cash donations

Doors

We do not accept commercial doors, mirrored closet doors, or shower doors.

Electrical

Flooring

Furniture

All furniture must be free of stains, rips, pet fur/hair, odors or significant blemishes. Furniture must be structurally sound -- not in need of repair.

Hardware

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Landscaping Material

Items we do not accept

Lighting

Lumber/Trim/Sheet Goods

Denailed quality lumber must be in 6-foot lengths or more; sheet goods, 1/2 sheet or more. No lumber with fasteners or rot or used vinyl siding. No painted lumber.

Paint

Full or half full 5-gallon buckets, gallons, and quarts of latex paint

Must have never been frozen

Plumbing

Roofing

Shingles must be full, unopened packages

Tile

Tools

Power tools must be in working condition, with batteries/chargers

Windows

No Blinds or shades - Unless new in box

No single pane windows

  • Bifold doors
  • Bathroom Sinks/Vanity tops (unless with cabinet)
  • Chemical solvents
  • Clothing
  • Commercial desks
  • Computers
  • Cribs
  • Entertainment centers
  • Exercise equipment
  • Household items (e.g. dishes)
  • Mattresses, Box springs, headboards or footboards
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Mirrors with no frame
  • Office desks
  • Old wood entertainment centers
  • Oil-based paints
  • Siding or long building materials
  • Storm windows
  • Shower doors
  • Televisions / electronics

 

Other organizations accepting donations and drop-off locations

Again Thrift & More
706 N Victory Dr, Mankato
507-345-2409

Household Hazardous Waste
651 Summit Ave, Mankato
507-344-4242
(open April-October)

Salvation Army Family Store
201 Star St, Mankato
507-345-7074

VINE Home Store
77 Star St, Mankato
507-387-2699

SS Boutique
1860 Adams St., Mankato
952-688-6623