You Are HereHome / Programs / Habitat ReStore / ReStore Donation Guidelines

ReStore Donation Guidelines

Donations may be dropped off or you can schedule a free pick up by calling 703-369-6145 or emailing

Architectural Items

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


Wall ovens 5 years old or newer and all other appliances 10 years old and newer

All applicances must be clean with no rust and in 100% working order. Appliances will be tested — we cannot accept non-working appliances

Please include owners manuals if you have them, as they add value to your donation


We accept both 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

We accept full and 1/2 sheets of plywood

We accept full lengths of lumber

We will accept trim in smaller pieces, but not less than 4 feet long

Please, no rot or nails sticking out of lumber

Mirror • Glass

Certain conditions apply — please call 703-369-6145 prior to donating these items

Paint • Wallcoverings

Only full gallon or quart cans with no rust or 5 gallon buckets of latex paint

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 • Commodes

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 clawfoot style

Fiberglass bathtubs with no cracks

Complete faucets

Miscellaneous plumbing hardware

Roofing Material • Gutters • Canales

We accept all types of roofing material such as rolled roofing material, tar, metal roofing and bundles of new shingles

We accept roofing gutter/canale materials that are in full pieces and are not rusty, bent or damaged


We accept 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

Items We Do NOT Accept

Televisions, computers, or other consumer electronics.

Cleaning chemicals, flammable or caustic liquids, or unlabeled fluids

Old dial-type thermostats

Used shower/tub doors

Entertainment centers for tube TVs

Used toilet seats

Toilets older than 1992/not 1.6 gallon flush

Used light bulbs and fluorescent fixtures

Broken or unstable curtain rods

Exercise equipment

Used vinyl/aluminum venetian & vertical blinds

Walkers, crutches, or assisted living items

Lumber under four feet

Used brick or tile with mortar