WHAT WE CAN and CANNOT ACCEPT at the ATASCADERO Shop where we do our processing
Items that simply do not sell are broken, chipped, cracked, damaged, dirty, odorous, scratched, worn-out, stained, torn, wet, moldy, rusty, frayed, disassembled or incomplete. Items that have spent numerous seasons exposed to pet hair or the elements. Items that have survived a month of garage sales. We are forced to haul items like these to the dump, which is costly and wasteful, and takes away funds from our quarterly disbursements to charities.
Pet Related Items
Cribs without drop sides, and slats less than 2 3/8 inches apart and newer than 1973.
Clothing (new & gently used)
Shoes (new & gently used)
Housewares (dishes, glassware, cookware, etc.)
DVDs and CDs with covers and cases
Toys and games with all the parts
Working appliances (washers, dryers, microwave ovens, stove/oven)
Some Exercise equipment
Furniture in good condition upon approval
All old TV's and computer monitors
Items Not Accepted
Baby swings (some exceptions made)
Car Seats more than 3 years old.
Collectible Dolls and Plates
Computer desks (some exceptions made)
Encyclopedias or Any Books that are falling apart or moldy
Entertainment Centers or TV stands (some exceptions made)
Exercise equipment (some exceptions made)
Food (Perishable Items)
Furniture that is ripped, soiled or damaged or that needs extensive dismantling