Goodwill accepts the following items:
- Clothing: all sizes, styles, and conditions. Clothing not suitable for resale can be recycled.
- Housewares: dishes and glassware, radios, fans, lamps, furniture: in good condition and without heavy stains. Please see the list of items we cannot accept below.
- Toys: stuffed animals, dolls, games, puzzles
- Media: books, CDs, cassettes, videos, DVDs
- Accessories: shoes, belts, scarves, jewelry
- Antiques and collectibles: Specialty items can be offered through our online auction site, Shopgoodwill.com.
- Computers: Bring computers and computer-related peripherals to any Goodwill Store, donation center or Goodwill Reboot in Iowa City. Non-working computers and monitors will be accepted and recycled. There is no fee to drop off those items at Goodwill.
Goodwill DOES NOT accept the following items:
(Due to recall and/or environmental concerns.)
- Any item needing repair, except computers
- Televisions of any kind
- Baby gear, including furniture, car seats, strollers, high chairs, etc.
- Newspapers or magazines
- Large appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, microwaves, dishwashers, trash compactors, console stereos, water heaters
- Miscellaneous outdoor equipment and grills
- Worn furniture of any kind in poor condition or with any stains
- Sleeper furniture, hide-a-beds
- Box springs and mattresses
- Large metal desks and other office equipment
- Lawn mowers
- Automotive parts, including tires, batteries, motors
- Ammunition, weapons
- Hazardous materials, including liquid cleaners, paints, detergents, fertilizers, weed killers, chemicals, motor oil, etc.
- Building materials: glass, doors, window frames, scrap lumber, metal, etc.
- Plumbing fixtures: sinks, shower stalls, toilets
- Children’s jewelry
Consult with your area Goodwill store if you have questions about a potential donation. Many communities also offer alternative recycling resources for many of the items we cannot accept like the Solid Waste Agency. Many local landfills have recycling programs for household hazardous waste. Police departments can provide information on safe disposal of weapons and ammunition. Habitat for Humanity re-sale stores may accept your building materials and plumbing fixtures.