Donate Remodeling Materials

Thank you for considering Fuller Center's ReUse Store for your charitable donation!

We accept donations of new and used home goods and home improvement building materials from residential remodeling projects, retail closeouts, business remodeling, contractors and builders!

Please note that the following information is meant to serve as a general guide for you, our valued customer.

Since the ReUse Store has limited ability to pick up items, we very much appreciate your dropping off items when at all possible. (Pick-up service is available, but is limited to large or bulk item over a retail value of $100. Pick-ups are usually scheduled within one to two weeks, weather permitting. Call (937) 325-3069, Ext.302 to schedule a pick-up.

Donations can be conveniently dropped off at our facility during our normal store hours of Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..

If we are not already outside to greet you, just step inside and let our staff know you’re here to drop off a donation. We will gladly help unload and provide you with a donation receipt. The whole process takes just a few minutes! 

Please look at the list at the bottom of the page for acceptable items. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevents the acceptance of some materials. Please call (937) 325-3069 ext. 302 if you are unsure about the acceptability of your donation.
 
Note: We are unable to do repairs or to refurbish items, so all items must be fully functioning.


Items we do accept

Appliances

  • Must be in good working condition
  • Washers, dryers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, kitchen appliances, accessories
  • Gas appliances – please remove the flexible connectors prior to donation

Cabinets

  • Kitchen – please make sure door and drawers are attached and working
  • Bath – vanity bases and cultured marble top

Countertops

  • Granite, stone, Corian and laminates without cut-outs in them (we can accept those with cut-outs if they are large enough to still use after trimming off the original cut-out).

Door Hardware

  • Door handles – please re-assemble and/or organize in baggies (bring keys if applicable)

Interior Doors

  • Solid, hollow-core (no 24-inch hollow-core, no painted hollow-core of any size)

Exterior Doors

  • Wood, steel and fiberglass
  • Patio doors with complete frames/tracks – no loose patio doors
  • Storm doors with the hinge, top and strike side jambs. Preferably with good screens and all the hardware (handles, closures, catches and sweeps)

Electrical

  • Everything should be modern and in good working condition
  • Electronics
  • Stereos, DVD’s, DVD players, speakers, amplifiers, etc.
  • Supplies – all types, including breakers and panel boxes

Exterior

  • Complete boxes of vinyl siding or at least full squares
  • Complete bundles of shingles – roofing material
  • Insulation - Must be in bags faced/kraft faced

Flooring

  • Carpeting – good condition and cleaned, of room size (10x12) with no odors, stains or holes
  • Carpeting new – new carpeting is in high demand
  • Carpeting used – room-sized pieces in the above condition
  • Vinyl – sheet vinyl of a 6-inch by 9-inch or larger size is acceptable
  • Hardwood and laminate new in full boxes
  • Tile – whole boxes only please

Fixtures

  • Faucets (made after 2013)
  • Knobs
  • Switch and receptacle covers
  • Plumbing supplies – no used sewer pipes

Furniture

  • All types, in good, clean, usable condition (no mattresses or box springs)

Housewares

  • General houseware items now accepted!

Landscaping

  • New bricks, pavers and block (we do not pick up masonry product)
  • Stones
  • Fencing
  • Plants & flowers – always an exciting item for our patrons … if digging up perennials, place them in a box or a container so they can be watered

Lighting

  • All residential types in good working order with all the parts including the hanging brackets
  • In general, lighting that is packaged and complete is a great benefit to us (incomplete lighting is of little good to us, as we don’t have the parts to rebuild broken or missing pieces of light fixtures).

Lumber

  • No nails, not painted, not weathered – of any size
  • Lumber of any length
  • Sheathing – clean, square edged with no sharp, ripped, jagged or torn sides only. Must be of at least 4x4 in size
  • Trim – is the same as above no nails, free of caulk, clean and of 6 feet in length
  • Finished 1x material can be used as shelving, should be at least 12 inches wide and 36 inches long

Sinks

  • Sinks that are cracked, stained, chipped, worn or have a wear around the drain cannot be accepted as a donation
  • Bathroom cultured marble, utility or kitchen sinks of cast iron, stainless, Corian in good desirable condition.

Tools

  • All types of hand and power tools that are in good working order

Wall Covering

  • Wallpaper
  • Ceramic
  • Tile (tiles must be boxed)

Windows

  • Single-, double- or triple-pane wood and vinyl, double- or single-hung
  • Glass blocks
  • Screens that are not torn and are completely framed
  • Used windows are sometimes hard to find for a home. Therefore, please make sure they are in excellent condition and are complete
  • We also welcome single-pane windows that have grids in them

Items we do not accept

  • Any items that need repaired
  • Mattresses, box springs or bedding
  • Clothing
  • Drapery
  • Dishwashers
  • Pianos
  • Entertainment centers
  • Porcelain drop in sinks
  • Faucets made prior to 2013
  • Mercury thermostats or anything containing mercury
  • Any chemicals
  • Used shower and tub doors
  • Items that may cause a safety hazard, such as item with protruding nails, etc.
  • Items that are broken or are in poor overall condition
  • Most baby items
  • Large tube TVs
  • If you have any questions, call us at (937) 325-3069 for answers. Thank you for considering to give your donations to our mission.