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DONATION GUIDELINES

We encourage our donors to take a stroll through Common Goods to see the kind of merchandise that is most suitable for our sales floor.

ALL donated items need to be good-quality, clean, gently used and/or undamaged. Thank you for your careful consideration

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We accept items in the following categories:

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

  • Clothing-Men’s/Women’s/Children’s

  • Jewelry

  • Purses/Belts/Hats/Scarves/Shoes/Ties/etc.

 

FURNITURE, HOUSEWARES & HOME FURNISHINGS

  • Antiques

  • Artwork

  • Bedding, Linens, Towels

  • Furniture

  • Baby Equipment (excluding car seats,cribs, and any recalled items)

  • Small Household/Kitchen Appliances

 

OTHER ITEMS

  • Board Games, Puzzles and Toys

  • Books

  • CDs, DVDs

  • Crafting Supplies

  • Musical Instruments

  • Tools and Sporting Goods

Accepting donations:

Baxter - 218-824-0923 
Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays Noon-4 p.m.


Crosslake - 218-692-7682
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Crosby - 218-772-2999
Monday-Friday
 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Call ahead to ensure capacity or set an appointment if needed.

Items should be in ready to sell condition. Please donate clothing, shoes, and bedding/linens in separate trash bags; no hangers. If you have damaged clothing or linens please label "FOR FABRIC RECYCLING" and we will be happy to recycle it for you. Please put other donated items in stackable, non-returnable boxes/containers.

We are happy to provide you with a donation receipt for tax purposes right when you drop off your items.

If you have a unique or unusual item, feel free to call and inquire about our ability to accept it.

Common Goods cannot accept or resell the following items; however, many of these items can be donated to one of our community partners and we can help direct you to the right local agency upon request:

  • Large Appliances

  • Car Seats and Cribs

  • Construction Materials

  • Mattresses and Box Springs

  • Sleeper Sofas

  • Waterbeds

  • Items with garage sale stickers

  • Scratched, broken or chipped dishware, glassware and pots & pans

  • Text and reference books

  • Any items with holes, mildew, tears, stains, etc.

The following items cannot be donated at any Area Agency or Store:

  • Automotive chemicals or parts

  • Weapons, including bullets, knives, bows, arrows

  • Explosives or harmful toxic materials

 

Please contact the Crow Wing County Landfill at 218-828-4392 to dispose of these materials.