Items We Cannot Accept

We regret that we cannot accept all household items. Some items we cannot legally sell. Other items are hazardous, or we’re not equipped to handle them. We cannot accept:

Scary stuff

  • Hazardous waste including paint, cleaning products, batteries
  • Fuels (gas, butane & propane tanks)
  • Gas-powered tools & equipment & auto parts
  • Building materials
  • Weapons, including BB guns, swords, knives & ammunition
  • Soiled linens
  • Medical equipment

Huge stuff

  • Large appliances (washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Futons, sofas, water beds, bed pillows & frames & mattresses
  • Large office furniture & DIY particle-board furniture
  • Exercise & sports equipment
  • Pianos & organs

Baby stuff

  • Cribs, strollers, car seats, and the like (Reason? Government safety recalls.)

Other random stuff

  • Fish tanks
  • Live plants
  • Snow skis

Where should I take my stuff instead?

These sites can assist you in finding a place to dispose of or donate the materials we can’t accept:

Marin County

San Francisco

San Mateo County

Other donation sites in the Bay Area