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ReStore - What We Accept

Donate to the ReStore

The ReStores accept new and gently used renovation and building materials, and home décor items from retailers, manufacturers, contractors, renovators and the general public. Donations are welcome at all locations during our regular business hours. Please click here to schedule a donation drop-off or pick-up.

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NOTE: Although the ReStores appreciate all offers of donations, there are times, because of supply and demand, that we stop accepting certain products. Please call before donating.

Usually Accepted

  • Interior & exterior doors
  • Newer windows with thermal panes
  • Kitchen and bathroom fixtures & cabinets
  • New building materials
  • Housewares
  • Working light fixtures (no flourescents)
  • Residential hardware, plumbing & electrical supplies
  • Framed mirrors
  • Wooden, leather and upholstered furniture
  • Seasonal products
  • Tools
  • Corporate donations, including scratch-and-dent, discontinued inventory and customer returns
  • Flooring: new only, minimum 80 sq. ft.
  • Tiles: new only, minimum 50 sq. ft
  • Large & Small Functioning Household Appliances
  • Dishwahers (stainless steel interior)
  • Newer working electronics (personal information removed)

Not Accepted

  • Used toilets
  • Clothing/toys from the public
  • Items that are dirty, damaged, have mold, rot or rust
  • Building materials with nails or screws not removed
  • Flat doors (no profile)
  • Carpet and used flooring
  • Paint (from the public)
  • All indoor window coverings
  • Unframed mirrors & glass
  • Shower Doors
  • Used Ceiling Fans
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Mattresses/Box Springs
  • Used Tubs
  • Entertainment Units
  • e- waste

Other items

Here is a list of local charities & businesses that you may wish to contact regarding other items for donation:


  • Friends of the Ottawa Public Library

Clothing, footwear, accessories, draperies, linens

  • Canadian Diabetes Assn., 1-800-505-5525
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Ottawa Mission
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • Furniture Bank of Ottawa, 613-240-6680

Musical instruments

Household Hazardous Waste (Includes Paint, Flourescent Bulbs, Aerosol Containers)