Thanks for donating to Buffalo ReUse!

We’re being offered so much, we have to be picky about what we take. We have limited resources to handle excessive amounts of material.

Donation is a two step process:

  • FIRST: See if your donation is something we take. Go to YES PLEASE! to see what we take, click on NO THANKS! to see what we don’t take.
  • SECOND: Contact us with details about your donation.
    • You can fill out the form below or
    • You can email us at or
    • You can call us at 716-218-9401.

We’re always looking for:

  • Kitchen cabinet sets.
  • Doors and windows.
  • Kitchen sinks.
  • Bathroom fixtures, white or near-white only. Vanities and medicine cabinets.
  • Radiators.
  • Interior house parts – trim and molding, baseboards, columns, railings etc.
  • Exterior house parts – trim, gutter/downspout, fencing, railing.
  • Masonry and stone – bricks, stone, pavers etc.
  • Hardwood and softwood lumber.
  • Art and antiques, collectibles.
  • Furniture in good condition. Must have a contemporary use, i.e. TV cabinets are in very low demand.
  • Appliances in good working order.
  • Tools, fasteners, workshop odds and ends.
  • Water heaters, furnaces, boilers.
  • Scrap metal.

Donation Guidelines

We can put it simply: We take materials and items other people can re-use. We don’t take items we’d need to dispose of, or items that we already have a large enough quantity of. See below for more detail.

All donations to Buffalo ReUse are tax deductible.

All material donations are facilitated for Buffalo ReUse by ReUse Action.

Once we receive your donation, we’ll send you an itemized donation receipt.

If you have any questions about your donation, please feel free to email us at or call us at 716-218-9401.

You can also give ReUse Action a call at 716-894-3366, or send an email to

We Don’t Take

Exceptions to this list: We’ll take items that are antique, collectible or easily sellable. We’ll take items on this list if our pickup crew decides to take them.

  • If you have any questions about your proposed donation, please feel free to email us at or call us at 716-218-9401.
  • We do cleanouts for a fee. Contact us if you need cleanout service.
  • NO: Anything excessively dirty.
  • NO: Anything needing repair, unless minor.
  • NO: Mattresses or box springs
  • NO: Most upholstered furniture
  • NO: Glass shower doors
  • NO: Sliding patio doors, unless complete with jamb.
  • NO: Glass or mirror over 30″ in any dimension.
  • NO: Double-hung window sashes, unless the glass is unbroken, no rotten or repaired wood. Painted only if in excellent condition or antique/unusual.
  • NO: Flooring: Wood, vinyl or ceramic tile less than 150 square feet, unless antique or unusual.
  • NO: Picture windows.
  • NO: Drop-in bathroom sinks.
  • NO: Bathroom fixtures that are “pastel” in color, i.e., not white or near-white.
  • NO: Office partitions or cubicles.
  • NO: Lumber shorter than six feet.
  • NO: Sheet goods less than 3/4 of a sheet.
  • NO: Paint, varnish or stain, unless it’s a full or nearly full can, no rust on can. No oil paint. PaintCare is a state-sponsored way to dispose of unwanted paint [link].
  • NO: Household hazardous waste. Chemicals, pesticides, solvents etc. Here’s Erie County’s hazardous waste website [link].
  • NO: Luggage, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Car Parts, Rugs.
  • NO: TV stands, hutches, TV cabinets, china cabinets.
  • NO: Anything not accepted by our pickup crew or store staff.

We Take

  • We do cleanouts for a fee. Contact us if you need cleanout service.
  • Put simply, we take materials that:
  • Can be used by others
  • Are reclaimed or reclaimable
  • Are getting in your way
  • Are surplus or unwanted
  • Need to find a new home
  • We take items we don’t need to dispose of.
  • We take items we don’t already have a large quantity of.
  • We do cleanouts for a fee. Contact us if you need cleanout service.
  • We can pick up items, but it can be quicker for donors to bring them to us.
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