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REAL gratefully accepts donations of a wide range of household goods and renovation materials from individuals, organizations or businesses. 

Items must be clean and in working, sellable condition, with all their parts, subject to assessment by our staff.  We cannot accept items that we cannot sell, as we will have to pay for their disposal. As space is limited, there may be times when we have to refuse an otherwise acceptable donation.  The Store Manager’s decision is final.     

Other items may be accepted or sold at REAL’s discretion.

Please feel free to confirm before bringing your donation.

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Household Items Accepted
Household Items Not Accepted

Construction / Renovation Items Accepted
Construction / Renovation Items Not Accepted

Household Items Accepted

  • Furniture : couches, chairs, shelving, desks, tables,  bed frames, dressers, wardrobes etc.
  • Antiques
  • Decorative items (wall art, figurines, vases etc.)
  • Seasonal items
  • Kitchenware (utensils, pots and pans, casserole dishes, plastic containers etc.)
  • Everyday dish and glassware
  • China and pottery
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Bathroom accessories
  • Books, movies, CDs, tapes, DVDs
  • Small working appliances (toasters, radios, can openers)
  • Games and puzzles
  • Jewellery, wallets, key chains etc.
  • Garden tools, supplies and furniture
  • Some sports equipment less than three years old


Household Items NOT Accepted

  • Large appliances such as fridges, freezer, stoves, dishwashers, washers, driers
  • Any appliance containing coolant eg. dehumidifiers, water coolers, air conditioners
  • Infant equipment (car seats, baby gates, cribs, walkers, strollers, highchairs etc.)
  • Gas powered appliances
  • Pressboard furniture
  • Large metal desks
  • Sports and exercise equipment more than 3 years old, except for antiques
  • Hardcover text books and encyclopedias
  • Children’s toys (but ask, we might put them on free table)
  • Mattresses
  • Large seasonal items out of season
  • Fluorescent tubes or CFLs


Construction / Renovation Items Accepted

  • Construction Tools
  • Architectural Items
  • Cabinets & Countertops
  • Carpets only if in excellent condition
  • Doors
  • Lighting
  • Fans (working)
  • Flooring
  • Hardware
  • Fasteners
  • Insulation (new)
  • Lumber (clean and dry)
  • Masonry
  • Sinks (bathroom, kitchen or laundry)
  • Bathtubs only if unique or in excellent condition
  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Wall Coverings
  • Roofing Materials & Gutters
  • Wallboard & Paneling
  • Floor, Ceiling & Return vents
  • Vinyl Siding & Accessories
  • Windows except for single pane and aluminum
  • Wood framed windows
  • Window Screens


Construction / Renovation Items NOT Accepted

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Toilets of any size
  • Large appliances
  • Halogen floor lamps
  • Broken or unframed glass
  • Broken mirrors
  • Paints and stains
  • Single pane or aluminum windows
  • Used or wet insulation
  • Painted lumber
  • Anything moldy, rotten, dirty or rusty.


If you are still unsure, please just ask.  Drop in, call (613) 283-7999 or email us using our contact form