Acceptable Items


The mission of The Gift House is to encourage recycling, to save the town of Orleans solid waste transfer fees, and to build a sense of community. Rather than throwing out re-useable objects, consider bringing them to The Gift House. We ask that you follow the rules below and drop off items during our regular hours of operation between 10 am to 2 pm on days that the transfer station is open.

Please do not leave things on the pavement when The Gift House is closed.

Acceptable Items

  • Beach stuff: small rafts, boogie boards, umbrellas, sand toys
  • Bicycles in repairable order, skateboards, scooters
  • Birdhouses, feeders
  • Books - hardcovers, paperbacks (no mold, please)
  • Children's toys, games, puzzles
  • Electrical fixtures, parts, wires, cables
  • Gardening pots, supplies, snowblowers, weeders, chainsaws
  • Kitchen pots, pans, cooking utensils, tableware
  • Lamps, lampshades, light fixtures, lightbulbs
  • Paintings, prints, wall art, picture frames
  • Small appliances, machines, and electronics in working order: toasters, coffeemakers, blenders, food processors, radios, cameras, telephones, record players, sewing machines, small microwaves, typewriters, vacuums, DVD, and CD players. (Check that Transfer Station fees have been paid if required.)
  • Small tables, chests, cabinets, shelves, chairs
  • Sporting goods, exercise equipment that isn't too heavy
  • Table linens in good shape
  • Tools, hardware
  • Vinyl record albums, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, cassette tapes
  • Walkers, canes
  • Wreaths, baskets, candlesticks, vases, seasonal decorations

View the Unacceptable Items page.