Items we cannot accept

Unfortunately, some items are restricted for resale by the Texas Department of Health Services; others may be too large or difficult for our staff and volunteers to manage. We will graciously accept what we are able to sell in our store or redistribute to other nonprofits that are better equipped to sell, use or dispose of the item(s) in an ecologically-friendly manner.  

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*  = unless new (in original packaging or with tags)

** = unless request for the Kid's Close at the Center

  • Air purifiers, humidifiers

  • Athletic shoes*

  • Automotive parts or products

  • Bedding (sheets, spreads, covers, blankets)

  • Building Supplies & Tools 

  • Baby and toddler clothing, gear, equipment**

  • Christmas trees and lights

  • Computers (desktop or laptop) 

  • Cosmetics or perfumes (in unsealed bottles)*

  • Crafting supplies, fabrics, sewing notions 

  • Cutting boards and other wooden kitchen tools

  • DVD/VCR players

  • Electrical supplies

  • Fans or heaters (incl ceiling fans)

  • Faux plants, flower arrangements, floral pieces

  • Food storage containers (unless glass/vintage)

  • Furniture

  • Hair accessories*

  • Hangers (garment, coat, etc.)

  • Headgear (hats, helmuts, earmuffs)

  • Hosiery or tights

  • Hunting or military gear (inc. guns, knives)

  • Kitchen appliances (of any size)

  • Large appliances

  • Medical equipment, devices or supplies

  • Metal Cookware

  • Office equipment (fax, phone, file cabinets)

  • Paperback books

  • Pet supplies, toys, carriers

  • Pillows or cushions (for bed or decor)

  • Plumbing supplies

  • Sleeping bags

  • Socks*

  • Sporting and Exercise Equipment

  • Stuffed animals (unless new bears**)

  • Swimwear

  • Tablecloths, napkins, placemats*

  • Telephones (unless vintage)

  • Televisions

  • Towels (bath, hand, kitchen)

  • Toys and dolls (unless vintage)** 

  • Travel mugs, thermoses, coolers

  • Undergarments or lingerie

  • Vacuum cleaners

  • Wedding Dresses

  • Window coverings (drapes, blinds, rods)

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