Donate to ReStore

The ReStores accept new and gently used renovation and building materials, and home décor items from retailers, manufacturers, contractors, renovators and the general public. Donations are welcome at both locations during our regular business hours. If you are able to drop-off your donation, please call your nearest ReStore to ensure your donation is suitable.

Are your items too LARGE for you to move? For a small fee we will pick them up! Call your nearest ReStore for more information.

Although the ReStores appreciate all offers of donations, there are times,  because of supply and demand, that we stop accepting certain products. Please call before donating - 613-225-8400 or 613-744-7769.

Usually Accepted: NOT ACCEPTED:
  • Electronic Items (768 Belfast Rd location only) - more information
  • Interior & exterior doors
  • Newer windows with thermal panes
  • Kitchen and bathroom fixtures & cabinets
  • New building materials
  • Working light fixtures
  • Residential hardware, plumbing & electrical supplies
  • Framed mirrors
  • Wooden, leather and upholstered furniture (all furniture must be previewed. Please send photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Seasonal products
  • Tools
  • Washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves
  • Corporate donations, including scratch-and-dent, discontinued inventory and customer returns
  • Flooring: new only, miminum 80 sq. ft.
  • Tiles: new only, minimum 50 sq. ft.
  • 13-litre toilets
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Household goods/clothing/toys
  • Building supplies that are dirty, damaged, or have mold, rot or rust
  • Building materials with nails or screws not removed
  • Flat doors (no profile)
  • Carpet and used flooring
  • Paint (from the public)
  • Coloured sinks and toilets
  • All indoor window coverings
  • Unframed mirrors & glass
  • Dishwashers, microwaves and freezers
  • Office desks
  • Entertainment units
  • Liquids and powders
  • Bypass/sliding closet doors

Local charities & businesses that you may wish to contact regarding other items that you wish to donate:

Type of Item Local Charity or Business
  • Home Electronics
  • Drop off at 768 Belfast ReStore location
  • Books
  • Friends of the Ottawa Public Library
  • Cell phones, PDAs and Home Electronics
  • Drop off at 768 Belfast ReStore location
  • Clothing, footwear, accessories
    Dishes, draperies, linens, small appliances
    Upholstered furniture, office desks
  • Canadian Diabetes Assn., 1-800-505-5525
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Ottawa Mission
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • Furniture Bank of Ottawa, 613-240-6680
  • Knick-knacks, collectibles, and giftware
  • Canadian Diabetes Assn., 1-800-505-5525
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • Musical instruments
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store

* For-profit business

PIck-Up Fee:

Reg. Items: $20
Kitchens: $30
Furniture: $35
Appliances: $25 for regular items, up to $50 for multiple items