Donate materials

Our #1 priority here at The RE Store is making building materials available for everyone who needs them by keeping valuable materials out of the landfill. By donating your usable building materials and home furnishings, you’re helping to build a stronger community.

Donating is easy


Visit The RE Store

At our location in Bellingham’s Fountain District, we accept a wide variety of used building materials and home supplies for resale. See below to learn more.

Donate your items

Visit us during our operating hours of Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm. Donations are accepted up Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. 

Receive a tax receipt or in-store credit.

For your donation, you get either an in-store credit for 25% of the resale value of your donated items, or a tax receipt. It’s a win-win!

Free donation pickup

Can’t drop off your items? We offer free pickups! Fill out our form to request your free donation pickup.


Contact our salvage crew

Text us photos, call us with a description or email us details. No matter how you contact us, we’ll work with you to determine if our community could benefit from your materials.

Set out your items

Set your items outside or meet us there. You set the time and date – our team will do the rest.

Get a tax receipt or trade credit

Your choice: a store discount or a tax receipt. It’s a win-win!

What we accept

  • Doors & door hardware
  • Solid wood furniture
  • Cabinet sets & hardware
  • Lumber & trim over 4 feet
  • Solid wood flooring
  • Full boxes of laminate flooring
  • File cabinets
  • Lighting
  • Plywood & sheet-goods, 1/2 sheet or larger
  • Vinyl, wood, and thermal pane windows
  • Tools
  • Usable bath & plumbing fixtures
  • New kitchen faucets (in packaging)
  • Unpainted and usable electrical parts
  • Uninstalled carpet, rug, tile & vinyl
  • Usable stone & formica countertop
  • Usable hardware & fasteners
  • Bricks, pavers & stone
  • Shelving
  • Interior and exterior paint, stain, sealers and varnishes. 
  • Siding & fencing
  • Glass & mirrors under 5’x5’
  • Roofing, flashing & gutters


Not sure if we take it?

Call us at (360) 647-5921 or check our Flickr gallery to see examples of items we do accept. All donations are subject to approval on site.

What we don't accept

  • Upholstered furniture
  • Wooden & vinyl mini-blinds with hardware
  • Ceiling fans
  • Damaged pressboard furniture
  • Lumber & trim under 4 foot
  • Shower Doors
  • Installed carpet or tile
  • Damaged windows
  • Fiberglass insulation
  • Fluorescent Lights & Fixtures
  • Office partitions
  • Extra large desks
  • Appliances or electronics
  • 200+ volt lighting fixtures
  • Mattresses
  • Ladders
  • Rusty or mixed hardware
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, spray paint
  • Propane tanks or containers
  • Non-starting gas powered equipment
  • Combustibles
  • Items with signs of mildew, rodent contaminants, rot or insect damage, water or moisture damage, too-thick paint, peeling paint, or items at the end of their useful life & integrity


Not sure if we take it?

Call us at (360) 647-5921. All donations are subject to approval on site.

Examples of items we accept

We accept a wide variety of building supplies, office furniture, home decor, yard and garden items, architectural salvage, and occasionally unique antique items. Visit our Flickr gallery to see examples of items we’ve accepted in the past.





What's in it for you?


  • Tax receipt – Your donation is tax-deductible. You determine the value of your donation to our non-profit organization.
  • In-store credit – Items donated at The RE Store are eligible for an in-store credit worth 25% of the item’s resale value. Items donated using our free pick-up service are eligible for store discount.
  • Peace of mind – Your used materials are not being wasted, but are being used to generate jobs, inspire creativity, and make another’s project affordable.

Recycling resources

While we want to keep as much as we can out of the landfill, some items cannot be recycled. If you have a donation that we can’t accept, check out this list of recycling resources in Whatcom County for information on other organizations that may take your items.

Request a donation

Each year we donate up to $10,000 worth of building materials to local organizations, groups, and individuals working toward a more sustainable and resilient community. If you’d like a donation of used building materials for your community–oriented project fill out our donation request form. To help The RE Store document the community benefits of its donations, please email a brief project report with photos at the conclusion of your project to

Provide Flood Relief

Rebuilding efforts from Whatcom County's historical flooding is just beginning. We have the opportunity to provide our community members with affordable, readily available materials from The RE Store. Together, we can generate $10,000 in rebuilding efforts. From now until January 28th, buy a flood relief gift card to The RE Store and we will match your gift to double your impact. 

Donation Request

Each year we donate up to $10,000 to local organizations, groups, and individuals working towards a more sustainable and resilient community. To request a donation of reclaimed building materials from The RE Store, please fill out the following form.
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