Where to Donate Appliances in Milwaukee

July 6, 2011 by
Filed under: News 

If you are thinking of replacing some of your older appliances, you might want to consider donating your appliance to a charitable organization in the Milwaukee area.

When planning to get rid of a refrigerator, stove, or other appliance, a few thoughts and questions may come to mind:

  • This appliance still works.  I don’t want it to go to waste.
  • Is it worth my time and effort to try to sell my used appliance through the classified ads or Craigslist?
  • Is it recyclable?
  • If I want to donate the appliance, do I have to deliver it to a drop off site?
  • How much is the appliance worth?  What should I try to sell it for?  If I donate, what is the value for a possible tax deduction?

It can be time consuming to evaluate all the possible opportunities in an effort to find the most optimal solution.  If you come to the conclusion that donating your appliance is best for your situation, here are several non-profit organizations in the Milwaukee area that accept donations of appliances.  Each organization has slightly different guidelines, so we recommend that you call the organization in advance to see if they’d accept your items.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)

Salvation Army

  • Schedule a pick up by phone at 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • The Salvation Army website specifies items they accept and also has a handy donation value guide to assist donors with tax-deduction information.


  • Goodwill does not accept large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers.
  • Goodwill does accept small appliances.  For complete donor guidelines, including a list of items that they do and do not accept and donation locations, visit the Goodwill website.

Are you aware of any other Milwaukee area non-profit organizations that accept appliances?  If so, please let us know and we’ll add them to our list!


2 Comments on Where to Donate Appliances in Milwaukee

  1. Ann Hetland on Thu, 7th Jul 2011 5:54 PM

    Purple Heart will pick up your appliances if they are in working order. Just call 1- 414-281-4281. They will schedule a pickup, so you do not have to lift or deliver your working appliance.

    If you would prefer to drop it off. Any of the 4 Value Village retail stores (working with Purple Heart) will accept working appliances.

    729 S Layton Blvd (27th & National), Milwaukee
    324 E North Ave., Milwaukee
    3100 E Layton Ave., Milwaukee
    2917 Durand Ave., Racine

  2. Milwaukee Consumer on Thu, 7th Jul 2011 7:58 PM

    Thank you Ann!

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