Items We Cannot Accept
Thank you for your interest in donating to the SPCA of Northern Nevada’s Thrift Store. The Thrift Store is crucial to funding the operations at the Adoption Center and each donation and purchase from the Thrift Store helps to save the lives of homeless pets in our community.
Unfortunately, there are a few items we cannot accept as donations at the Thrift Store:
- Large appliances– refrigerators, dishwashers, furnaces, stoves, washers, dryers, water softeners, filters, dispensers, etc.*
- Auto parts.
- Beds, headboards, frames, mattresses, bedding parts, futon mattresses, sofa beds.
- Construction and remodeling materials, carpeting.*
- Encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers.
- Fireplace inserts
- Flammable products – gas cans, propane cylinders, barbecues.
- Garage doors, openers.*
- Hazardous materials – batteries, paints, chemicals, poisons, liquids.
- Infant products – car seats, strollers, cribs, carriers, high chairs, jump chairs, playpens.
- Office equipment – desks, computers, printers, faxes, copiers, phone equipment, typewriters, scanners, keyboards, filing cabinets, monitors.**
- Outdoor equipment – swing sets, trampolines, play houses, pools, sheds.
- Particle board furniture
- Sporting equipment – bowling bags, balls, and shoes, golf bags, balls, and shoes, skis, ski boots, exercise equipment, roller skates and blades, trophies, plaques, awards.
- Televisions, television cabinets, entertainment centers, antennas, satellite dishes.**
- Unframed or broken glass, mirrors, etc.
- Weapons – firearms, ammunition, flares, etc.
- Window treatments – blinds, draperies, rods, shutters, shades.
- We reserve the right to accept or decline any item offered for donation.
- *Habitat for Humanity has a Discount Supply Store and may welcome some of the items we don’t. Visit their website: www.habitatforhumanityreno.org
- **Best Buy offers a wide variety of electronics recycling. Visit their website: www.bestbuy.com
Thank you again for thinking of the SPCA of Northern Nevada. If your donation does not include any of the items listed above, we would love to accept it! Please make donations directly to the Thrift Store at 401 Vine Street in Reno. We are open and accept donations every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Click on the drop-down box below to search for either Dogs or Cats, then click search.