Items We Can and Cannot Accept

Please note that currently we are unable to accept furniture donations due to limited resources in response to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Thank you for your donation to Ohio Valley Goodwill! We appreciate your support. Please note below the list of items that we gratefully accept and those that we are unable to take.

Items that we gratefully accept:

  • Clothing
  • Linens
  • Household items
  • Small appliances
  • Electronics
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Flat Screen Computer Monitors
  • Books/Records/Tapes
  • Accessories/Jewelry
  • Shoes


Items that we regretfully cannot accept:

Large appliances

  • Washers/Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Water Heaters
  • Dehumidifiers/Humidifiers


  • Mattresses/Box Springs
  • Soiled or Torn Items
  • Items in need of repair
  • Waterbeds
  • Pianos
  • Sleeper Sofas

Infant/Children Items

  • Baby Swings
  • High Chairs
  • Infant Car Seats
  • Strollers
  • Damaged Toys
  • Cribs/Playpens/ Pack n Plays

Hazardous Waste/Chemicals

  • Paints /Stains /Varnishes /Lacquers
  • Acids /Solvents /Shellacs /Thinners /Glues
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Propane/Gas Tanks
  • Fuel/Kerosene
  • Household/Industrial Cleaners
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Insecticides
  • Fungicide
  • Processed Chemicals
  • Coal/Tar/Pitch
  • Catalyst
  • Benzene
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos
  • Etching Agents
  • Resins
  • Fiberglass
  • Solders
  • Water Treatment
  • Lead
  • Lye
  • Dusts
  • Degreasers

Construction/Building Supplies

  • Masonry/Bricks/Concrete
  • Plumbing Supplies
  • Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
  • Doors
  • Screens
  • Pools/Tubs
  • Windows
  • Cabinetry
  • Awnings
  • Sheds
  • Lockers
  • Carpet
  • Swing Sets


  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Car Parts


  • Hangers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Live Animals
  • Food
  • Large Console TV
  • Rear Projection TV
  • Tube Style TV*
  • CRT Computer*
  • Monitors

There are some items that are large, awkward, or unsafe to have donated at Attended Donation Centers. If possible, we ask that these items be donated at a Goodwill store during store hours.

Goodwill appreciates all donations; however, at times we may not accept an item due to its condition, or more often, due to EPA regulations that require special handling and processing. Costs associated with disposing of severely damaged items or items which require special handling to meet EPA regulations, i.e. removing freon from refrigerators, can be substantial and reduce financial support for our service programs.

*Due to the high cost of disposal, we no longer accept tube style televisions and CRT computer monitors. We will gladly accept your donations of working flat screen televisions and flat screen computer monitors. A few places that may take your old televisions and computer monitors include Best Buy, Cleanlites Recycling and GES.



When in doubt about a donation, please call (513) 771-4800, extensions 6260, 6211 or 6273, or contact us here.