Donating Building Materials and Homegoods

We accept donated building materials, certain homegoods and furniture items at our Philly Reclaim shop during normal business hours. and provide a donation receipt for all contributions. We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that most contributions, both monetary and in-kind (goods or services), are tax-deductible. 

Your generous contribution helps us provide material processing training and the proceeds from the recycle, reuse or resale of the items helps to fund our job training programs.

How to Donate

We can accept your donation at the Philly Reclaim Store during our normal business hours. Please enter through the storefront and let a sales representative know you need unloading assistance in Bay 2. We want to ensure your items are reused and recycled properly so it’s imperative that you do not dump items outside our location. We are happy to receive your donations during our business hours.

Pallet of Red Bricks, Reclaimed

Bundle of Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring


What to Bring and What Not to Bring

Please note the requirements for making donations – we do not have the fund to pay for hauling for materials we cannot use.

  • We accept any item we currently offer for sale.
  • All donated materials must be in good condition.
  • We do accept almost all items made of wood, metal and stone.
  • We will always accept denailed lumber products in good condition. Depending on current capacity, we may turn away lumber products with nails.
  • We do not accept soft-goods or fabrics of any kind, upholstered items, items made of plastic or similar materials. We make some exceptions for vintage and antique solid wood chairs in good condition.
  • We do not accept trees, trees stumps, plant matter, dirt.
  • We do not accept windows that are broken, cracked or made of vinyl or aluminum.
  • We do not accept tires or other hazardous wastes. We make some exceptions for usable housepaint and solvents in sealed metal containers in good condition.

Were you looking to donate tools or safety supplies for our job trainees?

Filing requirements for deductions of noncash charitable contributions

Individuals, partnerships and corporations must complete Form 8283, to submit along with other tax filings, if the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is over $500(Instructions on filling out Form 8283)

If the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is less than $5,000, Section A of the form must be filled out. If the total deduction is over $5,000, you must complete Section B for each item or group of similar items you are claiming. Contributions greater than $5,000 require an appraisal from a qualified, independent appraiser. (Appraisal Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions)

* Please consult your tax adviser for specific questions about filing deductions.

* For more information on charitable contributions, please see IRS Publication 526