Donate to the ReStore

ReStore Donations

We’ll pick up your appliances, furniture, cabinetry and building materials at no cost!

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Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers whose proceeds are used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world, helping to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

The ReStore makes it easy to donate furniture, appliances, cabinetry, building materials and a wide variety of other home furnishings.


drop off your items
Drop off your donation to our stores in Walkers Point neighborhood or Wauwatosa.
schedule a pickup
We’ll load up your items and take them away at no cost. Complete the Online Request form.
material salvage services
Our Deconstruction Crew salvages materials from remodeling and demolition projects.

To schedule your pickup over the phone call: 414-316-5651
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-4pm

Host a Donation Blitz in your neighborhood, at your school, church or business

We also partner with businesses that are moving, remodeling or liquidating inventory to help them clear out the clutter. See the ReStore’s Corporate/In-Kind Donations page for more information

Milwaukee Habitat ReStore is making sure items that are still in good reusable condition don’t end up in the dump. In fact, last year Milwaukee’s ReStores diverted more than 3 million pounds of usable materials from landfills!

Habitat ReStores provide businesses and individuals an opportunity to donate items they no longer need, while also offering them a tax benefit for contributing to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.

Listed below are items we gladly accept. If you have any questions about whether a particular item can be donated, or would like to schedule your donation over the phone contact: Katie Krebsbach, Logistics Supervisor: 414-316-5651

What Can We Accept?

Furniture - Sofas, Chairs (e.g., living room, office, recliner), Tables, Dressers, Bed Frames, Coffee / End Tables, Filing Cabinets, Desks, Benches, Outdoor Furniture, Bookshelves, Chests
*Upholstered furniture cannot have any stains, tears or pet damage.

Appliances (Fully Functional) - Refrigerators, Ovens, Washing Machines, Dryers, Dishwashers, Range Tops, Microwaves, Range Hoods, Small Appliances (e.g., toasters, blenders), Water Heaters, Furnaces, Air Conditioners
* ReStore no longer accepts TVs more than 5 years old or non-functional TVs. Milwaukee residents can recycle TVs for free at Milwaukee’s Self-Help Centers.

Building Materials - Doors, Windows (see below), Full Sheets of Plywood, New Insulation, Lumber (6′ minimum, no nails or screws), Trim, Brick / Block, Fencing, Exotic Hardwoods

Architectural Items - Columns, Beams, Mantels, Antique Doors, Stained Glass Windows, Leaded Glass Panels, Wrought Iron Gates, Vintage Industrial Equipment

Home Decor - Art, Statues, Antiques, Memorabilia, Knickknacks, Decorative Glassware, Books

Cabinets - Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets, Counter Tops With Cabinets (Stone Counter Tops May Be Donated Without Cabinets, However We Cannot Accept Other Types Of Counter Tops Without Cabinets)
* Cabinets must be complete with all doors and void of major stains and defects.

Lighting (Fully Functional) - Hanging Chandeliers, Floor / Table Lamps, Lamp Shades (in good condition), Ceiling Fans (complete with all parts), Can Lighting

Hardware & Tools - Hinges, Cabinet Knobs, Door Knobs / Deadbolts, Electrical Hardware, Plumbing Hardware, Hand & Power Tools

Plumbing Supplies - Toilets, Sinks/Faucets, Tubs, Pipes
* We cannot accept anything with chips, cracks or stains.

Paint & Paint Supplies - Usable Paint & Stain (3/4 full or more), Paint Sprayers, Unused Brushes, Rollers
* We cannot accept industrial/commercial grade product.

Flooring - Tile (new and unbroken), Linoleum (new), Carpet (new or gently used, minimum room-size, no small pieces unless carpet tiles), Wood (nails removed), Area Rugs (new or gently used)

Windows - Double Hung, Picture, Bay (complete with all sashes), Stained Glass, Antique Wood (pre-WW2), Wood Shutters
* Windows must be aluminium clad or vinyl replacement only. No broken glass.

Electronics (Fully Functional) - Stereo Equipment, Blu-ray/CD/DVD Players, Cameras, Music Equipment, Vacuum Cleaners, High Definition TVs
* ReStore no longer accepts TVs more than 5 years old or non-functional TVs. Milwaukee residents can recycle TVs for free at Milwaukee’s Self-Help Centers.

Housewares - Dishes, Glasses, Bowls, Platters, Silverware, Pots, Pans, Small Appliances

Miscellaneous Items - Game Tables, Boats, Jet Skis, RVs

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What Can We Recycle?

Clothing & Linens - Used Clothing, Coats, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Belts, Purses, Wallets, Ties, Shoes, Sandals, Linens, Towels, Fashion Accessories (including jewelry)

Books - Hard and Soft Cover Books

Toys & Sports Equipment - Dolls, Figurines, Small Toys, Balls, Bats, Gloves

Metal - Copper, Brass, Steel, Aluminum, Cast Iron

We Do Not Accept

Non-functioning Electronics
For information about where to recycle electronics, visit the City of Milwaukee recycling site.

TVs that are not HD

Items in Poor Condition
Broken, Damaged, Excessively Stained or Dirty, Missing Pieces

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Waste, Industrial Supplies, Pesticides, Used Cleaning Supplies

Mattresses and Box Springs

Storm Windows and Sashes


Light Bulbs

Please help us keep waste removal costs down by following these donation criteria.

If what you’re hoping to donate doesn’t match our criteria, here is a list of Alternate Donation Sites that may accept them. For information about where to recycle electronics, visit the City of Milwaukee recycling site.

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