My wife was on me to clean out our garage. One type of items that were in our garage were from prior home improvement projects, mostly electrical parts. I went on the Internet to find places that might take construction and home improvement items for donations. I tried to call Habitat For Humanity but no one would pick up the phone. I decided to drive there which took almost a half hour but they would not accept any of the items. Like Good Will, they want to sell the items for profit. I then drove to a local Salvation Army donation site which advertised they would accept donations until 6:30. I arrived at 4:35 and it was closed. I then drove to Goodwill but their store would never sell electrical supplies. I called Home Depot to ask them who would take a donation. The person replied that if their store still sells the items, I might get a store credit. I had two rolls of large plastic of different size, used to shield part of the floors and walls during my texture coat with drywall compound. I drove to Home Depot to show them the remaining rolls I had for each plastic type. They gave me a store credit for $118.13! I find that Home Depot gave me so much money when the plastic rolls in each container were almost halve used! Home Depot return policy is utterly FANTASTIC! I was told that they will not put this plastic on the floor to sell again but ship it back to the supplier.
I am still looking to donate two really large boxes of miscellaneous house electrical components. One of the store employees suggested contacting the Catholic Church. I was told they will take anything. I will give that a try.