Donation Acceptance Policy

donated paint photoMankato 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 used 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

Lighting

Lumber/Trim/Sheet Goods

Denailed quality lumber and siding 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 5-gallon buckets, gallons and quarts of latex only

Plumbing

Roofing

Tile

Tools

Windows

Items that the Mankato ReStore
does not accept include:

  • Chemical solvents
  • Clothing
  • Commercial desks
  • Computers
  • Cribs
  • Entertainment centers
  • Household items (e.g. dishes)
  • Mattresses
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Mirrors with no frame
  • Old wood entertainment centers
  • Oil-based paints
  • Storm windows
  • Televisions / electronics
  • Used blinds or mini-blinds
  • Used shower doors

We can accept hollow-core and bi-fold doors if current inventory is low.

Other organizations accepting donations and drop-off locations

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

MRCI Thrift Shop
111 Sioux Rd, Mankato
507-388-3867

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