Accept/Do Not Accept List

The new Exchange building looks really big—and it is—around 5,000 square feet of space. That said, the old Exchange had over an acre of space. Our 5,000 square feet is filling up fast—and we can’t just spread out in to the woods anymore!

So The Exchange is going to have to be a little more discerning as to what goes on the shelves. Below is a basic list of what we will, and will not be taking at The Exchange–but this is subject to change at anytime, and all categories are subject to space limitations.

Acceptable: 

Appliances —as space allows
All types, (except water heaters and dish washers) in working order

Automotive/Mechanical
Parts and materials in working order

Books
Hardcover and paperback in good condition

Building Materials—as space allows
Cabinets and counter-tops
Doors
Electrical
Fasteners—nuts and screws in packages
Flooring tile
Hardware
Insulation—new and in original packaging only
Latex paint and paint supplies
Lighting
Lumber—clean
Mirrors and wall art—framed only
Plumbing
Roofing
Venting
Wallpaper
Windows

Clothing/Accessories
Intact-—no tears or missing parts, clean, sell-able condition
Jewelry and accessories
Shoes-—in clean, sellable condition

Electronics & Media (with cords/chargers)
CDs, LPs, DVDs
Computers and peripherals—5 years old or less
Cameras and photographic equipment
Stereo equipment
TVs—flat screens, 5 years old or less
Video gaming equipment & software

Furnishings—as space allows
Area rugs
Furniture; indoor and outdoor
Garden tools and equipment
Holiday decorations —may be limited to specific seasons
Knick/Knacks
Office and school supplies
Tools—hand and power in working condition

Household
Kitchenware, dishes and glassware
Linens
Non-hazardous household chemicals
Pet supplies
Towels
Vacuum cleaners

Kids
Arts and crafts supplies
Books
Clean toys–with complete parts
Games and puzzles–with complete parts

Sporting Goods
All major sports
Bikes and equipment
Camping and outdoor
Winter sports

Not Acceptable: 

Appliances
Water heaters
Dishwashers
Toaster ovens

Automotive/Mechanical
Batteries
Fluids

Books
School or Text books
Magazines
Encyclopedias
Outdated computer manuals

Building Materials
Materials with suspected lead-based paint or asbestos
Blinds, unless new and in original packaging
Linear building material under 4 ft.
Sheet building material under 4 ft x 4 ft.
Broken glass windows or mirrors
Alarms, CO2 and smoke detectors
Rusted or less than ¾ full cans of paint (only latex paint will be accepted)

Electronics & Media
Tube TVs, monitors
VHS players or tapes

Furnishings
Bed mattresses and bases/box springs
Infant furniture that could pose a health risk (cribs, car seats, etc.)
Pool tables, Ping-pong tables, Air hockey tables
Pianos, Organs (check out our ‘Donor To Owner’ program) 
Exercise equipment (check out our ‘Donor To Owner’ program) 

Sporting Goods
Bike helmets
Exercise equipment