ReStore - What We Accept

Habitat Greater Ottawa ReStores accept a wide variety of items!

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. If your item is too large, we can pick it up!

If you are able to drop-off your donation, please email us at donation@habitatgo.com to ensure your donation is suitable. Are you a business? Contact Myrna@habitatgo.com.

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

  • Electronic Items (Trainyards and Sittsville locations only) – more information
  • Interior & exterior doors
  • Newer windows with thermal panes
  • Kitchen and bathroom fixtures & cabinets
  • New building materials
  • Working light fixtures
  • Residential hardware, plumbing & electrical supplies
  • Framed mirrors
  • Wooden, leather and upholstered furniture (all furniture must be previewed. Please send photos to donation@habitatgo.com)
  • Seasonal products
  • Tools
  • Washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves
  • Corporate donations, including scratch-and-dent, discontinued inventory and customer returns
  • Flooring: new only, miminum 80 sq. ft.
  • Tiles: new only, minimum 50 sq. ft.

Not Accepted

  • 13-litre toilets
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Household goods/clothing/toys
  • Building supplies that are dirty, damaged, or 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)
  • Coloured sinks and toilets
  • All indoor window coverings
  • Unframed mirrors & glass
  • Dishwashers, microwaves and freezers
  • Office desks
  • Entertainment units
  • Liquids and powders
  • Bypass/sliding closet doors
Local charities & businesses that you may wish to contact regarding other items that you wish to donate:

Cell phones, PDAs, Home Electronics

  • Drop off at Train Yards or Stittsville ReStore

Books

  • Friends of the Ottawa Public Library

Clothing, footwear, accessories Dishes, draperies, linens, small appliances Upholstered furniture, office desks

  • 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

Knick-knacks, collectibles, giftware, and toys

  • Canadian Diabetes Assn., 1-800-505-5525
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store

Musical instruments

Donate Electronic Waste

Help turn your e-waste into homes for Habitat Greater Ottawa!

Give your old electronics an afterlife by donating them to Habitat Greater Ottawa and keeping them out of landfills!

We accept e-waste year-round at our Trainyards and Stittsville locations from Monday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.

All e-waste collected is recycled in Ontario through the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program by eCycle Solutions. Go to www.recycleyourelectronics.ca for a complete list of acceptable materials.