Giving A Second Life

Salvaged materials are given a second life rather than becoming waste in a landfill.

About Donations

You could build a house with what people throw away!

ASWD accepts donated, used and new/surplus materials to distribute through its warehouse for community development.

Who Can Donate?

Anyone can donate.

Individuals, contractors, distributors, manufacturers, corporations. Donors may claim a charitable tax deduction for the estimated fair market value of their donation.


Financial contributions.

ASWD accepts financial contributions to fund special projects. Home Repair Workshop Programs, and needed improvements to our warehouse. Donors may claim a charitable tax deduction for their donation.

Deconstruction and donations of materials

Fill out our Donation Form below or contact, Chris Rutherford at crutherford@aswdetroit.org with a description and photos of what you have so that we can determine if we can accept it. Thank you!

Donation Drop-off

***Prior approval of donation required before drop off. Please fill out our Donation Form to submit items for approval.

Donation Pickups

If eligible for pickup, ASWD will assign a pick up time and date. All pickups are accessed a fee based on time and distance. All items must be at street level and accessible. ASWD has the right of refusal. You will receive a donation slip at the time of pick up.

Acceptable Materials


Only those in working condition
  • Ranges

  • Cook-Tops

  • Ovens

  • Refrigerators

  • Microwave Ovens

  • Dishwashers

  • Washers

  • Dryers

  • Hot Water Tanks

  • Boilers

  • Furnaces

  • Air Conditioning Condensers


  • Kitchen Sets

  • Bathroom Vanities

  • Countertops - Stone Only



  • Interior/Exterior Lighting

  • Light Fixtures

  • Chandliers

  • Ceiling Fans


  • Ceramic Tile (New Only)

  • Vinyl Tile (New only)

  • Wood


  • Toilets

  • Bidets

  • Sinks

  • Faucets


  • Water

  • Steam



  • Shingles (Full Packs Only)

  • Downspouts

  • Rolled Roofing/Paper

  • Siding (New Only)

  • Gutters


  • All Kinds


Non-Acceptable Materials

  • Non-working Appliances

  • Paint

  • Ducting of Any Kind

  • Hazardous Materals

  • Fluorescent Lights

  • Furniture

  • Household Goods

  • Lumber/Molding if it is less than 4 feet in length

Donation Items Form

Complete the form below to submit the items you would like to donate for approval. Note, photos of items are required. Or feel free to email us at info@aswdetroit.org with a description and photos of the item(s) you'd like to donate.

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