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, no bean bag 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; 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: Wine Glasses, Wine Racks, Logo Mugs


  • 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 fry pans
  • Fans
  • Irons and Ironing boards
  • Electric Kettles
  • Lamps (no halogen lamps)
  • Microwaves (countertop only)
  • Mixers
  • Slow Cookers
  • Sewing Machines
  • Space Heaters
  • Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum Cleaners

We cannot accept: Built-in appliances, Air purifiers, Bread machines, Dehumidifiers, Deep Fryers, Fondue pots, Humidifiers, Ice cream makers, Pasta Machines, Popcorn Poppers, Personal Care Appliances, Warming Trays

Large Appliances

10 years or newer

  • 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 and VCRs
  • Stereo Systems (complete)
  • Radios
  • Televisions (year of manufacture 2005 or later)

We cannot accept: Desktop or Laptop Computers, Computer Components, Computer Monitors, Printers, Tapes, CDs*, DVD’s*, Individual Stereo Components, Speakers, Turntables, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Slide Projectors, Projection TVs, Phones

Baby Items – must meet current safety standards

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

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


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

We cannot accept: Ashtrays, Baskets, Books, Frames, Candles, Candlesticks, Fireplace Tools, Rug Pads, Holiday Decorations, Punchbowls, Vases

OTHER ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Automobile equipment, Books*, Bicycles, Building materials, Clothing*, Desks, Desk accessories, Exercise equipment, File cabinets, Food, Holiday decorations, Light fixtures, Medical equipment, Musical instruments, Office furntiure, Outdoor furniture & equipment, Pet supplies, Plumbing fixtures, Sports equipment, Suitcases, Toys, Vases

Click here for a one-page printable PDF version.

Revised January 2017

*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.