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Creating a Kaleidoscope of Good for Coloradans

Did you know? Goodwill receives, repurposes or recycles more than 235 million pounds of donated items out of Colorado landfills each year. We are the “OG” recycler, and we’ve been keeping Colorado beautiful for more than a century.

A cleaner home also means a cleaner environment. By donating your gently used appliances, plates, silverware, decorations, shoes or clothing to Goodwill, you’re helping our planet by giving new life to those items. Did you know that Goodwill accepts any computer or peripherals (like printers, cell phones, tablets or scanners) in any condition, through our collaboration with the Dell Reconnect program? Through our stores, outlets and recycling partners, we do our best to steward your generous donations with integrity.

Together, we create a cycle of good that provides life-changing opportunities for thousands of Coloradans each year!

Free computer recycling

Donating your computer? Click here to learn about our free computer recycling program through Dell Reconnect™.

Give where you live.

Beginning February 6, 2023, we are proud to once again offer home pick-ups of donated items, now through our partner, ReSupply. Please note this is a fee-based service. Here’s how it works:

  • Click the Donation Pickup button
  • Schedule a day and time convenient for you; in many cases within 48 hours!
  • Select the types of items you wish to donate and receive a real-time quote
  • ReSupply will take any items in any condition, can disassemble furniture upon request and climb stairs, offering you more convenience and flexibility
  • ReSupply is a veteran-owned and operated business; Goodwill is contracting this service with ReSupply. Goodwill does not receive any of the fees paid to ReSupply for home pick-ups.
  • Goodwill still offers the option of taking your gently-used items to any of our locations throughout Colorado for no charge! Click here to find an attended donation center near you.

Donation guidelines

Due to our commitment to safety and the environment, government regulations, and the high cost of disposal, we are unable to accept certain items. To help us steward donations and avoid frustration during your donation drop-off, know before you go! Check out our “can” and “cannot” accept lists below.

YES PLEASE! We gladly accept the following items in gently used, re-sellable condition:

  • Books and media
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics (no televisions)
  • Computers (or printers, scanners, or peripherals, working or not)
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Shoes, belts and accessories
  • Clothing and linens
  • Furniture
  • Household décor
  • Lamps and light fixtures
  • Musical instruments
  • Crafts and crafting supplies
  • Housewares and small appliances
  • Sporting goods, games, toys and bikes
  • Exercise equipment and accessories
  • Hand tools and small power tools
  • Gardening and lawn care equipment
  • Pet accessories and supplies
  • Vehicles (click here to learn more)

NO THANK YOU! We cannot accept the following items:

  • Televisions
  • Gas cans or gas powered items that contain gas
  • Broken, stained or worn furniture
  • Paint, cleaning supplies, or other hazardous materials
  • Mattresses, box springs, bed pillows, and water bed components
  • Construction materials, plumbing or building supplies
  • Automobile parts or tires
  • Hot water heaters, water softeners, and furnaces
  • Inoperable or damaged appliances

Here are a few tips to ensure your donation delivers the maximum value to your community:


  • Separate clothing from household items in boxes or bags
  • Wash or dry-clean clothing. Keep shoes paired with a rubber band
  • Wrap breakable items in newspaper and place in boxes
  • Test electrical equipment (wrap cords around items) and battery-operated items
  • Include all pieces and parts to children’s games and toys
  • Clean computer hard drives of personal/business information and include the operating system


  • Leave items unattended outside a donation center
  • Donate broken or soiled items
  • Give items that have been recalled, banned or do not meet current safety standards. For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Donations and your taxes

thumbnail materials donation receiptGoodwill of Colorado is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Click here to download the material donations receipt for you to list each item and assign it a value for every time you donate. Because no goods or services were provided in exchange for your material goods, your donations may be tax-deductible. Federal law states that donated clothing and household goods must be in “good usable condition or better” in order to qualify for a tax deduction. IRS regulations prohibit charitable organizations from establishing or affirming the value of contributions. Because Every tax situation is unique, please consult with your tax professional.

Know the facts

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