Resources Where we sell or donate your items
○ Giveaway Classified Ads
○ Clothing & General Household Goods
○ Specialty Clothing
○ Furniture, Building Materials & Tools
○ Books, Crafts & Hobbies
○ Electronics & Tech
○ Medical Equipment
○ Other Items
Furniture, Art, Instruments
Coast Consignment: Upscale Furniture (transitional, mid-century, vintage, antique, and new), collectibles, artwork, outdoor rugs, and jewellery.
Chantou International Coin & Stamp Ltd.: War medals, jewelry, gold or silver precious metal bars and coins and authorized distributor for Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins.
Echo’s Discontinued China & Silver: Specializes in buying and selling china and silver flatware.
IKEA: Their sell-back program will accept trade-ins on IKEA products for credit in the IKEA store.
J.H. Tee: They purchase sterling (solid) silver. They do not purchase silverplate, jewellery, or coins.
J&M Coin & Jewellery: They buy most Canadian coins, banknotes and tokens, rare or common, junk silver coins, bullion, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, coins and bars, etc.
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments: Does not offer consignment but will accept trade-ins if you want to upgrade.
Love’s Auctions: Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, furnishing, household goods, and more.
Marvel Auctions: Quality collectibles, jewellery, tools, household items, estate pieces, furniture, or commercial equipment.
MaxSold: Specializes in online downsizing & estate sale auctions. Maynards Auction: Fine art or antiques.
RenuYourFurs: Clean, repair, and restoration of fur clothing and accessories. They do not accept donations but can prepare your furs for sale, auction, or consignment.
Rufus Guitar Shop: Quality used and vintage musical instruments and equipment. Offering consignment, trade for in-store merchandise or a “buy-out” option.
The Carriage House: Upscale consignment store focusing on unique, one-of-a-kind items.
Act II Boutique: Designer clothing. Must be clean, ironed and on hangers.
Beansprouts: Current stylish, quality, seasonally appropriate brands, newborn – 12 years.
Bliss Consignment Bridal: Bridal gowns (2 years old or less), veils, headpieces, flower girl dresses (white or ivory only).
C’est La Vie Boutique: Contemporary women’s and men’s clothing that is gently used, laundered, and in excellent condition.
Dragon & Phoenix: Accepts fifteen or more (Banana Republic price point or higher) clean, seasonal, in like-new condition pieces.
Front & Company: High-quality adult and children’s clothing, home décor items, toys, and games.
Happy 3 Consignment: Ladies’ clothing, handbags, shoes, real/costume jewelry, and accessories purchased within the last 3 years.
La Laurel Bridal Consignment: Accepts professionally clean and mended gowns.
Little Earth: High-end clothing for babies and kids.
MacGillycuddy’s: Specializes in high-end designer clothing for babies and kids.
Mine & Yours: High-quality, pre-owned, luxury brand shoes, bags, and certain clothing.
Modaselle: Designer resale boutique and online store specializing in buying and selling authentic pre-owned luxury items.
Shameless Resale: High-quality designer consignment for women’s clothing and accessories.
The Main Exchange: Specializes in women’s contemporary and popular brands.
Turnabout Luxury Resale: High-quality designer consignment for adult clothing and accessories.
The Original Bridal Swap Bridal and Wedding Show and Sale: Sell your wedding decor & treasures to brides-to-be at this annual event.
If a garage sale doesn’t appeal to you, post your items on one of these sites.
The following bookstores will purchase select books in good condition.
- Lawrence Books
- MacLeods Books
- Pulpfiction Books
- Tanglewood Books
SecondBind: Will purchase used newer textbooks and pay for shipping. See their website for more details.
Textbook Smart: Will purchase used newer textbooks and pay for shipping. See their website for more details.
The following stores will buy good quality used sports and fitness equipment. You have the option of cash or accept it as a trade towards other items they sell. They may accept some items on a consignment basis. Contact the store for more details.
- Play It Again Sports
The following will buy your LPs 45s Tapes
- Elevated Music
- Apollo Music
- Chilliwax Records
Giveaway Classified Ads
Use these online sites to list items you would like to give away.
- Buy Nothing Project
Also, check with sites like NextDoor and Facebook to see if there are any neighbourhood groups in your area with a “Giveaway” section.
Clothing & General Household Goods
Aunt Leah’s Thrift Store: Small appliances, kitchen items, home décor, jewellery, accessories, apartment-sized furniture, and clothing.
BabyGoRound: Specific baby and toddler items.
BC SPCA Thrift Stores: Housewares, appliances, curtains, rugs, furniture (no mattresses), electronics, clothing, books, games.
Big Brothers of Vancouver: Clothing, footwear, accessories, linens, housewares, small tools, small appliances of resale quality.
Blanket BC: Collect and distributes blankets and warm clothing to shelter programs, families in need, emergency services, and Indigenous groups. They also donate to animal shelters. Look for their collection drives in the autumn months.
Covenant House: Accepts donated items through the Wildlife Thrift Store. Visit their website for more details.
Chrysalis Society: Women’s clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, linens, home décor, craft supplies.
Diabetes Canada: Donation bins located on Vancouver Island and Okanagan areas.
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre: Clothing, toiletries, and feminine hygiene supplies.
Evelyne Saller Centre: Clothing and shoes in good condition.
Gathering Place: Men’s clothing, outerwear, and shoes in good condition. Musical instruments and game sets with all of the pieces.
HOB Shop (Vancouver Hospice Society): High-quality, gently used & vintage women’s clothing and accessories. Their other location, HOB Shop Too, takes high-quality new, vintage, and nearly new household
collectibles & memorabilia, and large and small furniture items, carpets, artwork, and lamps.
My Sister’s Closet: Laundered, gently used clothing and accessories (e.g., shoes, handbags, jewellery) for all genders.
Neverland Tea Salon: Antique and vintage teacups and saucers.
North Shore Crisis Centre: Clean, good-quality clothing, accessories, toys, and small household items.
Salvation Army: Clothes, furniture, books & housewares clean and in good condition.
Secret Garden Tea: Antique and vintage teacups and saucers, teapots, sugar bowls, creamers, etc.
SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation: Clothing, books, linens, housewares, home décor, seasonal decorations, some sporting goods, and small furniture. All goods must be in a resellable condition. No appliances, electronics, toys, sofa beds or beds, textbooks, baby car seats, or ski equipment.
West End Seniors Network (WESN): Clothes and collectibles. Not accepting items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wildlife Thrift Store: Clothes, furniture, books & housewares that are clean and in good condition. No mattresses, box springs, printers, or baby equipment.
YWCA Metro Vancouver: Accepts new, sealed women’s and children’s personal care products.
Dress for Success: Visit their website to book an appointment to donate your quality professional apparel.
The Brides’ Project: Wedding gowns that are 3 years old or less and in excellent condition. The shop is located in Toronto, but there is a drop-off location in Vancouver.
The Cinderella Project: New, unopened, unused cosmetics and toiletries to prepare gift bags for all genders. See their website for a list of semi-formal and formalwear accepted.
Working Gear: Business casual clothing and construction clothing in good repair and clean.
You Wear It Well: Provides students with gently used, current, stylish grad outfits at no cost. See their website for drop-off locations.
Furniture, Building Materials & Tools
Habitat for Humanity: Appliances, cabinets, flooring, furniture (no mattresses or baby furniture), air conditioners, furnaces, heaters, insulation (still in the bag), landscaping material, lighting and electrical (no fluorescent or CFL bulbs), lumber, framed mirrors, plumbing (no toilets or hot tubs), roofing, sheet goods, windows & doors, painting supplies, home décor.
Helping Families in Need Society: Their needs vary. Visit their website for a list of items they accept.
HomeStart Foundation: Nighttables & dressers, kitchen & dining room tables, chairs & sofas (no sofa-beds), armchairs, coffee tables, bookcases, TVs & VCR/DVD players, radios, desks (not office-size), microwave ovens, telephones & lamps, rugs. No items with glass (e.g. glass tables)!
Lookout Housing + Health Society (formerly The Living Room): Beds, furniture, household goods, linens, winter clothing, backpacks, and toiletries.
Luv-a-Rug (Victoria): Accept area rugs with bound edges in good condition. They clean them and donate them to various charities.
PaintShare: A program that helps people pick up leftover paint collected at participating paint recycling locations.
Return-It: Disposal of large appliances (refrigerators, washers, etc.).
Shelter to Home: Household items and furniture, linens, dishes, etc. They can only accept furniture donations from North and West Vancouver locations.
Tenth Ministries: Fill out the online form with your donation information, and they will see if they can take it. They do not have a warehouse to store goods. Items go directly to those in need.
Vancouver Tool Library: Fill out the online form before donating, as some tools may not be accepted.
Books, Crafts, & Hobbies
Books for Me: Accept gently used children’s books. See their website for their donation requests and when they are open to accepting books.
Books to Prisoners: Accept many paperback books and textbooks, especially those in various languages. See the website for a list of accepted books.
Our Social Fabric: Clean unwanted fabric (minimum 1m), quilting cotton (minimum 0.50m), leather (minimum 30cm), related materials (such as upholsteries), trimmings, notions, patterns, and sewing books. Please, no sheets, towels, or clothing.
Oxfam Canada: Raises funds by collecting donated stamps and envelopes and sorting and selling stamps to collectors.
Textbooks for Change: Accept good quality used college and university textbooks published in the last 15 years. There are dropboxes at Langara College in Vancouver and SUBText at the University of Victoria.
The Land Conservancy: Raises funds by collecting donated stamps and envelopes and sorting and selling stamps to collectors.
Urban Source: Craft and art supplies, vintage items, sewing notions, old magazines, and picture books in excellent condition.
West Coast Knitters: Clean, usable, pest-free yarn is passed on to people who can knit items for various charities.
Bikes for All: Collect donations of used bicycles and parts. Unusable parts are recycled.
Bikes for Tykes: Collect donations of used bikes every fall so they can fix them up to give during the holiday season.
Canadian Bicycle Recycling: Collect donations of used bicycles and parts. Bikes are repaired and sold. Unusable parts are recycled. Most kid’s bikes are given away for free.
Kickstand: Bicycles, bicycle parts, and all sorts of scrub brushes and rags.
Our Community Bikes: Accepts donations of bicycles, parts, accessories, and tools.
Zanskar Ski School: Telemark, Alpine Touring, or Cross-Country equipment in reasonably good condition. Children’s sizes are most needed. Downhill equipment will be used if not too heavy or too long.
Electronics & Tech
BC Technology for Learning Society: Windows 10 compliant computers, various peripherals, smartphones, and tablets.
Call2Recycle: Batteries of all shapes and sizes weighing less than 5kg.
Free Geek Vancouver: All computers and computer-related hardware, regardless of age or condition. They try to reuse everything. Otherwise, it is ethically recycled as locally and sustainably as possible.
Return-It: Offers disposal of all types of electronics, including computers, stereos, and medical equipment.
Recycle My Electronics: Accept all sorts of electronics and tech devices. 26 drop-off locations across Vancouver.
The Hackery: All computers and computer-related hardware, regardless of age or condition. They try to reuse everything. Otherwise, it is ethically recycled as locally and sustainably as possible.
ALS BC: Accept some medical equipment and supplies. Contact them to see what they need as it varies.
Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC): Provides recycled eyewear free of charge to people in developing countries. Use the search function to find a location near you.
Compassionate Resource Warehouse (Victoria): Contact them to see what medical equipment, tools, hardware, and housewares they need before donating.
Give a Hand Vancouver: Businesses or organizations with large quantities of medical supplies, cleaning products, and food, unused in unopened packages (e.g. toothpaste, adult diapers, feminine hygiene products, bottled water, etc.)
Hope and Healing International: Accepts new and nearly new medical equipment and supplies.
Red Cross: Accepts donations of easily recycled and cost-effective medical and health equipment to include in their equipment loan program.
Rotary Club World Help: Collect and ship medical supplies and equipment around the world. Contact them first to see what they need as it varies with the shipment.
Third World Eye Care Society: Eyeglasses are collected on behalf of local eye clinics, optical stores, and service clubs (Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, the Knights of Columbus). Contact one of these groups to arrange for donations.
Be Fresh Market: Accepts clean, reusable grocery and shopping bags in good condition.
ChopValue: Bamboo chopsticks. Free chopstick recycling bin & free weekly collection.
Donate a Car Canada: Accepting cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, boats, and recreational vehicles.
Food Bank: Accept non-expired, non-perishable foods and reusable grocery bags.
Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSoBC): Donate a car.
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg: Collects clean, used mascara wands to brush baby animals.
ReCORK: Collect natural wine bottle corks and ship them to ReCork to be recycled into new products.
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA): Cat food and cat toys and accessories clean and in good condition.
There are many options for recycling all sorts of unwanted or broken household goods. The best resource we have found for determining where and how to recycle is the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recyclepedia. Also, check out their Retailer Takeback Program which lists many retailers who offer voluntary recycling programs for various materials, including eyeglasses, batteries, small appliances, etc.
TerraCycle: Their website lists many national recycling programs, from contact lenses to cleaning products to cannabis vapes to office supplies.
Return-It: Offers disposal of all types of electronics, including computers, stereos, and medical equipment, as well as large appliances.
Waste Control Services Inc. (formerly RedBag Recycling): Secure paper shredding, baby/child car seat recycling, styrofoam & soft plastic (businesses only).