Goods Donation Guidelines

Donations accepted
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
530 Main St. Acton, MA
Household Goods closes on most holiday weekends.
Please do not leave any donations when we are closed!

Items need to be clean and in GOOD working condition.

We cannot afford to take and dispose of broken, torn, stained or unusable items.


  • Mattresses & Box springs (free from rips or stains), Bed frames, Bunk beds
  • Bureaus, Dressers, Armoires
  • Couches, Sofa Beds, Futons
  • Chairs (no office chairs)
  • Tables: Kitchen, Dining, Coffee, End, Nightstands, TV Stands
  • Bookcases, Cabinets, Entertainment centers (up to 6.5 ‘ tall), Sideboards

We cannot accept: Air Mattresses, Hospital, Water, Motorized or Sleep Number Beds; Loft Beds; Bean Bag Chairs; Desks, Metal Cabinets, Wall Mounted Cabinets, Office Furniture, Office Chairs, File Cabinets, Gaming, Glass-top or Drafting Tables

Kitchen Items

  • Pots and Pans
  • Bakeware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes, Glasses, Flatware

We cannot accept: Stemware, Wine Racks, Mugs and glassware with logos


  • Mattress Pads
  • Sheets, Blankets, Comforters
  • Bed Pillow (new or like new)
  • Towels
  • Curtains and Curtain rods

We cannot accept: Electric Blankets, Mattress Toppers, Custom Window Treatments, Blinds, Shades

Small Appliances

  • Blenders and Food Processors
  • Coffee makers
  • Electric kettles and fry pans
  • Fans
  • Irons and Ironing boards
  • Lamps (no halogen lamps)
  • Microwaves (countertop only)
  • Mixers
  • Slow Cookers
  • Sewing Machines
  • Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum Cleaners

We cannot accept: Built-in appliances, Air purifiers, Bread machines, Catering equipment, Coffee Urns, Dehumidifiers, Deep Fryers, Fondue pots, Humidifiers, Ice cream makers, Pasta Machines, Popcorn Poppers, Personal Care Appliances, Warming Trays, Other specialty Appliances, Flood lights

Large Appliances

Under 10 years old

  • Refrigerators
  • Washing Machines and Electric Dryers
  • Air Conditioners (no larger than 18″x 30″ x 24″)

We cannot accept: Built-in Appliances, Cooktops, Ovens, Stoves, Gas Dryers, Dishwashers, Freezers, Large Appliances over 10 yrs old


  • DVD Players
  • Radios and Compact Stereo Systems
  • Flat Screen Televisions with Base

We cannot accept:  Computers, Computer Components, Computer Monitors, Printers, Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Stereo Components, Speakers, Turntables, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Slide Projectors, Phones, VCR/VHS Players, Non-Flat Screen TVs, Flat Screen TVs without Bases, Wall Mounted TVs

Baby Items – must meet current safety standards

  • Bassinets
  • Car seats (5 years old or newer)
  • Changing tables
  • High chairs
  • Pack-n-plays
  • Safety gates
  • Strollers
  • Toddler beds

We cannot accept: Recalled Items, Cribs and crib bumpers, Cradles, Carriers, Bike seats, Exersaucers, Jumpers, Swings, Toys, Walkers, Playpens


  • Mirrors and Framed Art
  • Home Decor Items
  • Rugs (bound, 8×10 or smaller)

We cannot accept: Baskets, Books, Picture/Photo Frames, Candles, Candlesticks, CD/Tape Racks, Fireplace Tools, Rug Pads, Holiday Decorations, Punchbowls, Vases, Unframed Art


  • Food, Clothing, Toys
  • Medical Equipment
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Books, Bicycles, Exercise & Sports Equipment
  • Automobile Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Furniture, Desks & Desk Accessories, File Cabinets
  • Pet Supplies
  • Suitcases
  • Outdoor Furniture & Equipment
  • Building Materials, Light & Plumbing Fixtures

We reserve the right to refuse any item deemed unsuitable for our clients

Click here for a one-page printable PDF version.

Revised January 2019

Please note we have a drop box container for the local non profit More Than Words for books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, & video games located in our parking lot. We also have an Epilepsy Foundation drop box for clothing donations located in our parking lot.