Donation Guidelines

Please Donate:

Architectural Items 

  • Mantels, columns, stained and leaded glass windows, etc.


  • Dishwashers and wall ovens newer than 5-years-old, and all other appliances newer than 10-years-old
  • All appliances must be clean with no rust and in 100% working order. Appliances will be tested — we cannot accept non-working appliances
  • Small/countertop appliances
  • Please include owner’s manuals if you have them, as they add value to your donation


  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets in sets or individuals pieces.
  • Must have all doors and drawers
  • Must have no structural or water damage


  • Laminate must be no more than one year old
  • No used marble vanity tops over 48″ unless new in box
  • No stained, chipped, scratched or cracked countertops
  • Faucets, if attached, must be clean and in good working order


  • Doors must be in excellent condition, with no rotted wood, separation, broken glass, or peeling paint (no doors over 84 inches tall)
  • Pre-hung or slabs
  • Exterior or interior
  • Storm doors must have all hardware to remount and reuse


  • Residential electrical items only (outlets, fixtures, etc.)
  • We do not accept consumer electronics such as televisions, radios, gaming stations, etc.


  • We accept fans if they are complete and in working condition only
  • Must have all brackets and hardware to remount/reinstall
  • Used light bulbs must be removed


  • Hardwood and laminates must be new in the box or roll
  • Wood flooring no less than 20 square feet
  • No used carpet or padding over 1 year old
  • No used wood flooring


  • Wood furniture must be assembled and free of scratches and other defects
  • No water damage
  • Upholstered furniture free of tears, stains, scratches, smells and pet hair


  • Complete sets of door hardware, hinges, etc.
  • Any quantity of nails, screws, fasteners, hangers, connectors, etc.


  • We accept dishes free of stains, chips, cracks or scratches


  • Must be complete and in excellent condition
  • We do not  accept fluorescent or recessed (can) lights
  • Used light bulbs must be removed

Lumber • Plywood • Sheetrock • Trim

  • Full and ½ sheets of plywood
  • Full lengths of lumber
  • Trim no less than 4 feet long
  • Please, no rot or nails sticking out of lumber

Mirrors • Glass

  • Certain conditions apply — please call 703-369-615 prior to donating these items

Paint • Wall Coverings

  • Latex paint only in full gallon or quart cans with no rust or 5-gallon buckets
  • No oil-based paints, thinners or solvents

Pipe • PVC • Metal • Copper

  • We accept 4 feet and over of any type of pipe, and all supplies and fittings

Plumbing • Tubs • Sinks • Showers • Toilets

  • Must be in excellent condition with no stains, chips, cracks, dents or rust
  • Stainless steel and porcelain kitchen sinks
  • Pedestal and drop-in bathroom sinks
  • Faucets, if attached, must be clean and in good working order
  • No  cast iron bath tubs, unless claw foot style
  • Fiberglass bathtubs with no cracks
  • Complete faucets
  • Miscellaneous plumbing hardware

Roofing Material • Gutters • Canales

  • All types of roofing material such as rolled roofing material, tar, metal roofing and bundles of new shingles
  • Roofing gutter/canale materials that are in full pieces and are not rusty, bent or damaged


  • All hand and power tools in working condition

Windows • Screens

  • Windows must be double paned, low-E and completely assembled in frame (with all sashes and frame) with no rotted wood, cracked glass or foggy glass
  • No  storm windows unless new in packaging
  • No  window sashes

Please Do Not Donate: 

  • Televisions, computers, stereos or other consumer electronics
  • Cleaning chemicals, flammable or caustic liquids or unlabeled fluids
  • Old, dial-type thermostats
  • Used shower/tub doors
  • Used large office desks
  • Entertainments centers for tube televisions
  • Used toilet seats
  • Toilets older than 1992 or not 1.6 gallon flush
  • Used light bulbs and fluorescent fixtures
  • Non-decorative curtain rods
  • Exercise equipment
  • Corded blinds and used vertical blinds
  • Walkers, crutches or assisted living/healthcare items
  • Lumber under four feet
  • Used brick or tile with mortar
  • Fireplace inserts
  • Garage doors
  • Oil paint
  • Clothing
  • Chemical solvents and strippers
  • Commercial items
  • Mattresses
  • Household items
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles
  • Storm windows
  • HVAC components

*You will be given a donation receipt for tax deduction purposes when you drop off your donation or when we pick it up