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?
All appliances must be in 100% working order, clean and less than 10 years old.
Bathroom & Kitchen Items
Full kitchen cabinet sets are preferred. Cabinets must be complete; no individual cabinet components (e.g. cabinet doors).
We do not accept commercial doors, mirrored closet doors, or shower doors.
Hard Wood 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.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Landscaping Material/ Lighting
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.
Full or half full 5-gallon buckets, gallons, and quarts of latex paint
Must have never been frozen
Shingles must be full, unopened packages
Power tools must be in working condition, with batteries/chargers
No Blinds or shades - Unless new in box
No single pane windows
Items we do not accept
- Bifold doors
- Bathroom Sinks/Vanity tops (unless with cabinet)
- Chemical solvents
- Commercial desks
- Entertainment centers
- Exercise equipment
- Household items (e.g. dishes)
- Loveseats / Recliners (upon approval)
- 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