Donation Guidelines

Thank you for considering the Austin Habitat ReStores with your charitable donation!

Please note that the following information is meant to serve as a general guide for donors. Acceptable items are subject to frequent change. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevent the acceptance of some items. Please call if you are unsure about the acceptability of your donation. (512) 478-2165 ext. 214 or submit your item information using our online form here**Note: We are unable to do repairs or to refurbish items, so all items must be fully functioning.

If we are unable to accept your donation, visit our Other Donation and Disposal Centers page, or ask for a list of other facilities that may be able to assist you.


Click the links below for additional donation guidelines:


  • Must be in good condition, free of holes.
  • Must not have rot, cracks, or separating.
  • Prefer doorknobs removed and bagged to sell separately. We Do Not Accept Commercial Doors.
  • Must be free of rot and in usable condition.
  • Only complete cabinets w/ all doors and drawers.
  • We do not accept cabinet doors or drawers by themselves.
  • Only new carpet and linoleum will be accepted.

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  • Full or half sheets only
  • No watermarks or broken corners
  • Light fixtures must be 100% working condition.
  • Accept electrical parts, lights, wire and hardware associated with electrical wiring.
  • Must be clean and not covered with rust.
  • No florescent lights or bulbs.
  • Accept hardware for doors, cabinets, etc.
  • Must be in good condition and not rusty.
  • Preferably separated by type/style.
  • Must be free of rot, nails, and screws 
  • Accept full and 1/2 sheets of plywood.
  • Accept full lengths of lumber (8 ft).
  • Accept Trim
  • Must be clean, in usable condition, and no cracks or rust.
  • Toilets must include a tank top
  • Only low flush (1.28 gallon) toilets accepted.
  • Shingles must be in complete packages.
  • Metal roofing in full lengths if possible.
  • Most roofing materials donations are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Accept vinyl and ceramic tile, unused and clean.
  • Accept any amount of ceramic tile.
  • No broken, cracked or chipped pieces!
  • Accept cast iron not scratched on inside of basin or edge.
  • No rust near or around drain holes, not yellowed or chipped.
  • No culture marble sinks/countertops

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  • No cracked or missing windowpanes.
  • Ask about window hardware if appropriate.
  • Window sashes accepted.
  • Commercial Doors
  • Cubicles
  • Culture marble sinks or countertops
  • Electronics (ie TV, Computer, Fax machine, etc)
  • Lumber less than 6ft long
  • Mattresses
  • Metal blinds
  • Mirrors without frames
  • Paint
  • Toilets that are not Low Flow (1.6)
  • Used Carpet
  • Junk(You know what we mean)
  • Note: This list is far from complete - we encourage you to call us.

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310 Comal, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78702
Office: (512) 478-2165
Fax: (512) 478-9477
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