Thanks for your donation to Buffalo ReUse! We really appreciate it.

All donation pickup, receiving, handling and selling is facilitated for Buffalo ReUse by ReUse Action.

We Take

  • 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.
  • 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 that service.
  • We can pick up items, but it can be quicker for donors to bring them to us.

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.

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 that service.
  • Anything excessively dirty.
  • Anything needing repair, unless minor.
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Most upholstered furniture
  • Glass shower doors
  • Sliding patio doors, unless complete with jamb.
  • Glass or mirror over 30″ in any dimension.
  • Double-hung window sashes, unless the glass is unbroken, no rotten or repaired wood. Painted only if in excellent condition or antique/unusual.
  • Flooring: Wood, vinyl or ceramic tile less than 150 square feet, unless antique or unusual.
  • Picture windows.
  • Drop-in bathroom sinks.
  • Bathroom fixtures that are “pastel” in color, i.e., not white or near-white.
  • Office partitions or cubicles.
  • Lumber shorter than six feet.
  • Sheet goods less than 3/4 of a sheet.
  • Luggage, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Car Parts, Rugs.
  • 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].
  • TV stands, hutches, TV cabinets, china cabinets.
  • Household hazardous waste. Chemicals, pesticides, solvents etc. Here’s Erie County’s hazardous waste website [link].
  • Anything not accepted by our pickup crew or store staff.