Goodwill has become quite the place to go picking over the years. While you can't find the stellar deals like we all used to, it's still a great resource for necessities as well as collectibles and oddities.

All the same, there are some things that Goodwill would rather you either keep, sell privately, or dispose of somewhere else. Mostly big and bulky things. I can't speak to whether it's an OSHA/insurance type of thing, but I'd assume they wouldn't want their staff moving pianos or fridges around a store anyway.


While some of these unwanted and banned items are obvious, I'm curious to hear the backstory on more than a few of them... Like in what location nationwide was it seriously common to get used motor oil and tires?

Here's a quick rundown on the stuff Goodwill doesn't want.

Also, if you want to get rid of something on this list... like your stuff is still in good usable condition and not worth throwing away, Habitat for Humanity accepts tons of stuff on this list.

Things Goodwill Doesn't Want You to Donate

Goodwill has always had an impossibly solid business model... People give their stuff to them for free. Goodwill sells it in-store and online. Instant profits... but there is a limit to what they will accept on the back dock. Here's a quick rundown of what Goodwill might turn away.

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