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How Do I Donate?

Announcement 3/17/20

ReStore Temporarily Closed

To protect the health and well-being of our customers, donors, staff and volunteers from the spread of COVID-19, ReStore will be temporarily closed until further notice. Donation drop-offs and pick-ups are also suspended until we determine it is safe to resume those services.

 

We will be monitoring the situation and update you here as things change.

 

Thanks everyone for your continued support and understanding in this challenging time. We look forward to the seeing you all after this storm passes and we are able to get out and celebrate spring together!

Drop off Wed - Fri 10 - 5 & Sat 10-3

ReStore's new location has a donation center in the back of the building. Drive around and ring the bell for service.

For large items (over 3' x 3') or truck loads, photo approval is recommended.

Please email photos to: donations@LCReStore.org

Donation Questions?

Call our Donation Hotline (618) 855-9151

Free Pick Up 

Have large items that don't fit in your vehicle?

We pick up appliances, cabinet sets & furniture. Pick up days are Tuesday - Saturday. Items need to be in a garage, covered porch, or ground floor.

To request a pick up, please email photos to:             donations@LCReStore.org

 or call our Donation Hotline (618) 855-9151

Location:

ReStore in The Orchards
1950 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, Illinois  62234

What Can I Donate?

New or Gently Used Items

In Clean, Usable Condition, and Complete Working Order

Free of dirt, mold, mildew, or water damage

Appliances

  • 20 years old or less **100% working, all parts, clean***

  • Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, vent hoods, washers, dryers, microwaves, garbage disposals, cooktops.

  • Dishwashers - 2014 or newer only.   

  • No used dishwashers older than 2014, wall ovens by exception only.

Building Materials (residential only)

  • 4 ft Minimum, free of nails/screws: Drywall, Lumber, Trim, Plywood, Baseboard.

  • Electrical: conduit, wire, hardware, outlets, switches, etc.

  • New Only/Packaged: Tile, Shingles, Siding, Insulation, Ceiling Tiles.

  • Bricks/pavers no mortar.    

  • No Loose: tile, shingles, siding, insulation, or ceiling tiles.    

  • No Used: deck wood, particle board shelving, or siding.

  • No open or used bags/tubs mortar/grout, plaster, pesticides or hazardous materials.

  • No furnaces, hot water heaters, fireplaces.

  • No commercial building materials (call for exception if usable in residential or DIY projects).

Cabinets and Countertops

  • Kitchen, Bath & Other Cabinets: doors/drawers/hinges attached.

  • Laminate & Corian countertops- up to 6 feet, over 6 feet by exception.

  • No water damage cabinets, if sink base damaged, please try to salvage cabinet front.

  • No marble/granite counters over 3ft.

 

Doors & Windows (residential only)

  • Doors: Interior (wood, metal, bi-fold, glass), Exterior (metal or glass).

  • Prefer without frames or door hardware (remove & bag).

  • Windows: (complete- all sashes & frame).

  • Vintage wood doors and windows by exception.        

  • No damage, warping, dirt, mold/mildew, water damage, hooks.

  • No commercial doors.

  • No used shower doors.

  • No single pane or metal windows, wood screens.

  • No unframed glass.

Flooring

  • New/In Box Only: laminate, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile.

  • Hardwood – new or used (no water damage, flooring nails, screws removed).

  • New carpet only, rolled, max 12 feet.

  • Area rugs - free of stains, tears, pet free home.       

  • No used carpet, laminate or tile. No loose tile.

 

Furniture (new or gently used)

  • Tables & chairs, beds, dressers, wardrobes, china cabinets, small desks (5ft max), bookshelves, file cabinets, office chairs.

  • By Exception: Entertainment Centers & Armoires (solid wood, photos need to be emailed for approval).      

  • No mold, mildew, or structural damage.

  • No mattresses & box springs, sofas, recliners, sofa beds, office desks, particle board entertainment centers, pianos, exercise equipment, medical supplies, pool tables.

 

Hardware/Tools

  • Must be in good working condition.

  • Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, boxes of fasteners (sorted by type/style), locks, hinges, pulls/knobs/handles.

  • No rusty tools/hardware, no broken handles.

  • No ladders.

 

Housewares

  • Clean, gently used: dishes and kitchenware, pictures, home décor, blinds/shades (cordless/kid safe only), shutters, framed mirrors.

  • Cleaning products- unopened, not expired.  

  • No unframed mirror or glass, expired or unmarked chemicals.

  • No TV’s/computers, clothing, shoes or bedding/linens – Try Savers, Goodwill or Salvation Army

 

Lighting

  • **100% working condition**

  • Flush mount, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, ceiling fans (complete, prefer with blades removed).       

  • No used: CFL light bulbs, or fluorescent tubes. CFL’s can be recycled at Home Depot or Lowes. Batteries Plus recycles fluorescent tubes for a fee.

Paint (and stain, plaster, etc.)

  • 10yrs old or less, water based only.

  • Full /unused containers only.

  • Brushes, rollers, paint trays, working spray paint.    

  • No oil-based paint/stains, or any product marked combustible.

  • No used spray paint, partial or used cans of paint, plaster, etc.

 

Plumbing and Bath

  • Sinks (faucets removed), tubs, medicine cabinets, new shower surrounds, vanities w/ top & cabinet, white/off-white toilets (complete free of water).

  • Pipes and plumbing fixtures - pvc & copper.

  • Double vanities by exception, photo approval.         

  • No used cultured marble: tubs or sinks w/o vanity cabinet.

  • No cast iron sinks or tubs (unless clawfoot).

  • No shower doors or unframed mirrors.

  • No broken/incomplete/custom color toilets.

 

Please note that these guidelines are subject to change periodically and are meant to serve as a general guide for donations. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevent the acceptance of some items. February 2020

For items that we cannot accept, check recycling resources on Madison County’s website: https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/planning_and_development/recycling_101.php