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ReStore Donation Guidelines

ReStore Donation Guidelines

Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10-3 pm

Questions? Call the ReStore at 406-388-2851

 

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Thank you for your interest in donating materials to the Habitat ReStore! To ensure a successful donation please note:

·        As of October 1, 2022, the Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley, Inc. ReStore may require a $25 fee to schedule a residential pick up. This fee offsets the cost of sending a truck to your location and the fuel it takes. Note that this fee does not guarantee the collection of your donation. As always, contractors and businesses should contact the ReStore directly at 406-388-2851

. We will charge a $20 handling fee for each donated appliance that contains Freon, due to the EPA’s ban on the disposal and recycling of such materials. Payments must be received before a truck will dispatch to your home.

 

·        We are currently scheduling donation pickups 1 to 2 weeks in advance.

·        We cannot enter a residence. All items must be in the garage or outside covered area at ground level, and accessible to our drivers. For the safety of our drivers, we will not be able to go up or down any stairs. Our driver may have to decline/reschedule a donation that they cannot safely retrieve.

·        All items must be in good condition. Our knowledgeable staff will have the final determination if an item is suitable for donation. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 406-388-2851.

·        During the winter months, we will make every effort to pick up your donation. However, due to weather, we may occasionally have to ground our trucks for the safety of our staff. We will communicate any changes in your scheduled pick up ASAP. If your pickup is canceled due to the weather, we will work to reschedule your pickup as quickly as possible.

 

Items:  

Appliances

Cooktops, Stoves, Ovens, Dishwashers, Dryers, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Washers

* Must be clean and in full working order

* Non-working and older appliances may be dropped off for recycling

 

Cabinets/Cabinet Door Faces/Cabinet Hardware

Sets, Singles, Vanities

* Must be complete with all doors, drawers and backs attached. No nails or screws sticking out.

* No painted cabinets

* We accept door knobs, pulls, drawer slides, hinges, shelf dividers, shelf brackets, etc.  

 

Clothing

Adult Only Sizes

* New/gently used, freshly laundered adult clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses and accessories.

 

Countertops

Marble, Granite, Laminates

* Only full pieces with no cut outs will be accepted 

 

Doors/Door Hardware

Exterior, Interior, Storm, Screen, Bifold

* Functional exterior, interior, bifold, screen and storm doors accepted 

* Screen doors must have all parts attached included

* Removal of bifold hardware is a huge help to us as it reduced damage in transit. Complete & functioning hardware must be attached. 

* No patio/sliding glass doors

* No used shower doors

* No mirrored closet doors

* Door knobs, hinges, pulls, etc. accepted (with no paint on them)

 

Flooring

Rugs, Hardwood, Laminate, Vinyl are accepted

* Hardwood/Laminate (new, undamaged, unopened boxes, minimum 4 boxes or 300 sq ft)

* Rugs (gently used, no hair, no smells, no stains)

* No tile

* No carpet, nor carpet pad at this time

** Due to space restraints, we can’t accept any tile or carpeting at this time**

 

Furniture

* Gently used, in good, resaleable condition (no rips, stains, outdated patterns, pet hair, pet damage, or in need of a cover)

* Outdoor furniture accepted (including wicker in good shape or better)

* Kitchen tables are accepted with chairs

* Desks can only be accepted if solid wood or metal, one piece, household size (not larger than 4’ across). No office, L-shaped or particle board desks

* No cubicles

* Filing cabinets and bookcases are accepted

* No baby furniture

* No pianos or organs

* No bedframes, nor waterbeds at this time

* No mattresses nor box springs

 

Heating and Cooling

AC, Furnaces, Hot Water Heaters, Swamp Coolers, Water Softeners, & Fans are accepted

* Must be in very good working order

* Ceiling fans and hot water heaters will be recycled unless new (in box)

 

Housewares/Decorations

* Pots, pans, cookie sheets, cutting boards, silverware, dining sets, cooking bowls, measuring spoons & cups (complete sets please), etc are all welcome

* Small appliances must be in good working order and be clean (toasters, coffee pots, etc)

* Canning Equipment is welcome including canning jars. Canning lids must be new in boxes

* Throw pillows, Afghans, and Quilts are accepted

* Towels, sheets, blankets – must be new (in packaging)

* Artwork

* Home decorations welcomed

* Antiques – please call ahead to discuss (406-388-2851)

 

Insulation

Must be new and bagged

 

Landscaping/Gardening

Brick, Stone, Cinderblock, Slate, Cultured Stone, Lawn-care Tools, Landscaping Fabric

* Bricks, stone, cinderblock, slate, cultured stone (all must be mortar free and unbroken) – must be palletized for pickup

* Lawn mowers, garden tillers, edgers, axes and shovels must be in good working order. Note: if recycling must be free of gas.

* Fencing and gates

* Landscaping fabric must be in at least 4’ long rolls

* Pots, planters, dirt, compost, vermiculite, peat moss, etc. are welcome

 

Lighting & Electrical

Lamps, Chandeliers, Breakers, Conduits, Connectors, Fuses, Junction Boxes etc.

* No fluorescent bulbs or fixtures and no track lighting

* Ceiling fans will be recycled unless new (in box)

 

Lumber/Trim/Building Supplies/Tools

* Tools (power and hand), must be in good working order and complete

* Ladders must be safe, fully functional, and sturdy

* Ceiling tiles (new, unopened boxes)

* Lumber and trim must be nail, screw and paint free. Minimum 4’ in length.

* Nails and screws are accepted, if separated & contained (by type & size) in containers or bags

 

Mirrors

Must be framed or bevilled

 

Plumbing

Bathtubs, Sinks, Faucets, Toilets, Bathroom Accessories, Shower Inserts

* Toilets must be 1.6 gallons per flush or less. Must be complete and assembled, unless new. Must be clean with wax ring fully removed.

* Toilet seats – only accept new

* Bathtubs must be standard size (30”x60”) – only accept new

* No jacuzzi tubs or jetted tubs

* Claw foot and cast-iron tubs must be on a pallet in order for us to accept

 

Roofing

Only new, unused bundles.

*No cement roof tiles

 

Sheet Goods (Plywood, OSB, etc.)

Must be in good condition.

* Minimum half sheets (4’x4’) – no pieces or weird, unusable sections

 

TV’s & Electronics

TV’s must be lightweight, flat screens, & functioning.

* Remotes, power cords and stands must be attached to them.

* All electronics must be clean and in good working order

* No exercise equipment; unless you are okay with us recycling it

 

Windows

* Blinds must be new with hardware attached in box

* Windows must be vinyl, double pane and under 5’x5’ (25 sq ft) in size

* Windows must be clean and intact (inserts in frame, etc.)

* Shutters accepted, must be clean

 

Some Items We Don’t Take

* Beds, Headboards, Mattresses & Box Springs

* Futon/Sleeper Sofas

* Entertainment Centers

* Exercise Equipment (unless recycling)

* Hazardous Materials (Chemicals, Grout, Mortar, Caulk, etc.)

* Paint & Stain

* Pianos/Organs

* Tires

* Basketball Hoops / Toys / Playsets (unless metal, we will recycle)

 

Revised: October 20, 2022

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