donate, recycle, and shop

Keep great stuff out of landfills with ReStore! Donate furniture and building materials at one of our three Bay Area locations, or recycle mattresses and box springs at ReStore Oakland.

wood waste

Many products and materials, from the lumber used in construction to the tables and shelves in our homes, are in great condition when they are sent to landfills. According to an EPA study, 30 million tons of wood waste from construction and demolition projects went to landfills in 2018, primarily coming from the demolition of buildings. An additional 12 million tons of wood waste from homes and businesses were sent to landfills the same year, nearly half in the form of durable goods like furniture.¹

In California alone, 4 million tons of wood waste were collected from residential and commercial sources in 2018 ². Recycling rates have grown in recent years, but the amount of this generated waste that goes to landfills remains massive. Wood shortages are magnified by these waste issues, and affect consumers in very direct ways. According to the National Association of Home Builders, lumber prices increased 180% between April 2020 and February 2021, contributing to a $24,000 increase in the cost of a single family home.

how you can help

Whether you’re renovating or just updating furniture, ReStore makes it easy to keep usable wood, wood products, and other home improvement goods out of the dump. Schedule a free donation pickup online or over the phone, or drop your donation off at any one of our three Bay Area locations. ReStore Oakland also offers recycling services for mattresses, paint, and more!

As a recreational builder, hobbyist, crafter, DIY enthusiast, or home-renovator, you can also shop at ReStore for new and used building materials and wooden furniture. All proceeds from sales at ReStore support Habitat for Humanity, so by donating and shopping, you also support the construction and preservation of affordable housing in the Bay Area.

ReStore also provides an easy and cost-effective option for businesses, especially those involved in construction and deconstruction, to offload goods and materials. When your organization donates, you may also be eligible to receive significant tax credits. The potential savings here are likely greater than what a liquidator would pay for those same goods.1

what can I donate?

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Building Materials
  • Doors & Windows
  • Cabinets
  • Lighting
  • Plumbing
  • Fixtures

what can I recycle?

Recycling services are only available at ReStore Oakland.

For a full list of items that can be recycled with ReStore, visit our Recycle page.

  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Paint
  • Clothing

ReStore does not offer pickups for mattress recycling, and cannot accept mattresses as donations.

Drop off up to five mattresses without appointment for free. An appointment is required to drop offs 5 or more mattresses. To schedule a drop off appointment, please call 510-803-3350.

Cardboard and scrap metal can also be recycled for a small fee.

find a ReStore near you locations

ReStore’s recycling partners

1As a registered nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity can provide the necessary paperwork to claim the value of the donation. However, donors are responsible for completing the necessary tax forms to take advantage of their tax write-off.

special thanks funded by CalRecycle

This outreach project encouraging donations and recycling of wood materials and products at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments (CCI).

California Climate Investments is a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment— particularly in AB 1550 communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. For more information, visit California Climate Investments (