Items Not Accepted


Please do not donate broken items or items with missing parts.


  • appliances – such as washers, dryers, freezers, stoves, refrigerators
  • baby furniture – including walkers, playpens, play yards, car seats, baby gates, car seats, and cribs
  • bean bags
  • bunk beds  (unless they can be taken apart and set up as twins)
  • carpet and padding (small area rugs OK)
  • furniture that is large or heavy, or in need of repair.  NO hide-a-beds.
  • S-shaped chairs
  • torn or stained mattresses or box springs,
  • waterbeds

COMPUTERS/ TV MONITORS NOT accepted: but can be recycled or refurbished by:


  • BBQ grills
  • bikes with flat tires, missing seats, or rusted
  • building materials
  • car parts, tires
  • exercise equipment (Contact Play it Again Sports at 907.457.7427)
  • gas lawnmowers
  • helmets  – bike, motorcycle, football, baseball, etc.
  • toy basketball nets
  • weapons or firearms –  including BB, pellet, or flare guns; knives, machetes;  bows and arrows; Chinese throwing stars, brass knuckles  (kitchen knives are OK)


  • hair dryers without immersion protection device
  • halogen lamps
  • stereos

CHEMICALS  not accepted:

  • cleaning products – bleach, detergents, soaps, ammonia, etc.
  • hazardous materials or containers – including propane tanks, oxygen or helium tanks, oil or gas cans, paints and solvents, oil and kerosene.  Dispose of these properly at landfill/transfer station.
  • liquids of any type
  • personal products  – lotions, make-up, nail polish, perfume, etc.


  • books, encyclopedias (Contact Literacy Council at 907.456.5013)
  • broken items/items with missing parts
  • children’s toys
  • food (Contact Community Food Bank at 907.456.2337)
  • magazines or magazine collections (Contact FNSB Public Library at 907.459-1020)
  • service uniforms (police, firefighter, military)
  • WET or MOLDY clothing or fabric
  • “recyclables” (newspaper, magazines, card board, paper, glass jars and bottles, plastic, rags, cans)
    – Paper, card board, glass bottles can be recycled at UAF Taku Street transfer site.
    – Please visit Interior Alaska Green Star for more Fairbanks recycling information.

CASH DONATIONS:  Please call FRA Main Office at 907.456.8901 or visit How You Can Help.