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25 Things Your Local Thrift Store Doesn’t Want You to Donate

Bob Vila Logo By Andréana Lefton of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 25: This may seem like a no-brainer, but household items that contain toxic chemicals or give off noxious fumes are generally not stocked by thrift stores. Potentially toxic items include household cleaners, used batteries, old tires, and aerosol products. Another tip? Don’t donate work clothes or drop cloths that are stained with chemicals.

Toxic Materials

This may seem like a no-brainer, but household items that contain toxic chemicals or give off noxious fumes are generally not stocked by thrift stores. Potentially toxic items include household cleaners, used batteries, old tires, and aerosol products. Another tip? Don’t donate work clothes or drop cloths that are stained with chemicals.

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