Whether you’re planning a home renovation, moving, downsizing or simply have furniture, appliances or other items you don’t need, you might be wondering where to donate your stuff for free. There are a plethora of options in the GTA where you can drop off your gently used items or enjoy free furniture or bulk donation pickup from your house. You could always check out Kijiji, eBay, Freecycle or Facebook Marketplace, but what about donating your furniture to a local nonprofit or charity instead?
Check out our list of places to donate new, or gently used, furniture, many of which have free pickup services!
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin
Here at Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin (Habitat HMD), we accept a variety of items including kitchens, cabinetry, sinks, home furniture, office supplies and furniture, seasonal tools and supplies, working appliances, home decor and lighting fixtures. You can find a full list of items we accept on our website.
You can donate furniture or more, with free pick up, to Habitat HMD. To schedule your free pickup from your garage, driveway, office or moving room, contact [email protected] or call (905) 828-0987 ext. 427. We also have a new In-Home Pickup Program. Let us do the heavy lifting. For donations, you’ll receive a tax receipt.
When you choose to donate your stuff to Habitat for Humanity HMD, not only are you getting rid of unwanted furniture — you are also directly contributing to our efforts to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for local families in need of a place to call home.
Habitat HMD serves the regions of Halton (Burlington, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville), Mississauga and recently added Orangeville. To donate outside of these regions, you can look into other Habitat affiliates. If you want to donate new or gently used furniture with free pick up but you’re located outside of the Halton, Orangeville or Mississauga areas, you can also check out other Habitat locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
Habitat for Humanity GTA offers three ways to donate furniture for free. You can either drop off your donation at a ReStore location, schedule a free furniture or bulk donation pickup or book a home or office deconstruction. Habitat Durham offers similar options for donating furniture for free, including dropping off an item, arranging a home pick-up or organizing a salvage. Habitat Hamilton and Habitat Niagara also accept appliances, cabinetry and furniture for their ReStore.
The Mississauga Furniture Bank recycles new and gently used furnishings from individuals and corporate donors. Collected items are distributed to recipients referred to the furniture bank by community shelters, faith-based organizations and social agencies. Recipients might be women and children fleeing an abusive relationship, senior citizens, disaster victims, disabled citizens, refugees, youth living on their own without family support or individuals transitioning from homelessness to stability. You can either arrange a donation pickup, or drop your items off to the Mississauga Furniture Bank’s warehouse. You can find a full list of accepted donation items, and book your pickup, on the Furniture Bank’s website.
Also located in Mississauga, Just Junk promises they will answer phone queries within 30 seconds, provide free estimates and to remove your junk within 24 hours. The company removes your furniture, and depending on the quality of the item, they are either recycled or donated to a local charity like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Just Junk accepts a wide variety of items, including love seats, beds, pull-out couches, sofas, mattresses, couches, chairs, desks and television stands. For a full list of accepted items, and more information on how to donate, visit Just Junk’s website.
Salvation Army Thrift Stores asks that you drop off your items at at a Donor Welcome Centre. They accept gently-used furniture to sell at their Thrift Stores, as well as donations of brand new products and furniture from local businesses. The Salvation Army can also arrange free donation pickups for a minimum of three furniture items in a range of areas, including Hamilton, Scarborough, St. Catharines and Guelph. Money raised from sales in the Thrift Store goes toward The Salvation Army’s social programs and services. Items which are not sold are recycled with ethical recycling partners. You can find the location closest to you on Salvation Army’s Thrift Store locator on their website. Read their FAQ about donating by following this link.
Red Door Family Shelter, located in Toronto, has a Moving Program which has placed a high priority on table and chair sets, dining hutches, sideboards, chests of drawers, dressers, night tables, coffee tables, end tables, shelving units and desks. Donated items are matched to residents who are moving, allowing them to use more of their start-up money to purchase food and other life necessities. Pick-ups within the areas of Bathurst Street to Markham Road, and from Lake Ontario north to Lawrence, have a pickup fee of $25 to $45. More information is available on Red Door Family Shelter’s website.
Goodwill accepts donations of heavy furniture at certain locations. To find out if your closest location accepts furniture donations, reach out to them through the contact form on their website. Items can be dropped off at a Goodwill location, where attendants will help you unload your items. Selling your donation in a Goodwill store helps to support employment and training programs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Donations should be in working condition, with all parts in tact. To find out more about Goodwill’s furniture donation program, visit their donation website.
Value Village accepts small furniture including chairs, tables, dressers, bookcases, cabinets and entertainment centres. They are partnered with several not-for-profits, who are supported through the sales of items from Value Village’s Thrift Stores. Items are given a second chance at life at a Thrift Store, instead of going straight into a disposal site. For a full list of accepted items, and to find your closest Value Village location, take a look at their donation website.
As you can see, there are a wide range of organizations which accept furniture donations in the GTA. Some, including Habitat for Humanity HMD, offer a free home pick-up option for your donation of furniture, appliances or other items.
Donate today and help make a difference in your local community by contributing to Habitat’s efforts to build houses for local families in need of a place to call home. To schedule your free furniture or bulk donation pickup with Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin today, book online through following this link, contact [email protected] or call (905) 828-0987 ext. 427.
About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin ReStores
The Habitat HMD ReStore is an amazing place to shop for unique furniture, antiques, appliances, used kitchens, paintings, home décor, doors and more. The Habitat HMD ReStore has locations in the Halton Region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville), Mississauga and Dufferin county (Amaranth, East Garafraxa, Grand Valley, Melancthon, Mono, Mulmur, Orangeville, Shelburne). Every visit to the ReStore is different, and every purchase helps support our home building projects in our community.
About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin is a proud member of our national organization Habitat Canada and is one of 50 local Habitat affiliates across our country. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. We provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. You can find out more about Habitat Canada at https://habitathm.ca/.