Schedule a Pick-up

Please read our Donation Guidelines before scheduling a pick-up.

For certain large donations you can schedule a convenient, free pickup at your home, business or work-site by filling out the form below.

Once we receive your information, our Donations Coordinator will contact you within three business days to let you know if and when we can schedule a pickup. We may have follow up questions or request a photograph of the items to be donated. In some cases we may not be able to accept the materials or the donation may not be large enough for us to make a pick up.

If you do not receive an email within 3 business days, please check your spam box, then call our Donations Coordinator at (301) 832-0781 to make sure we received your info.

Important donation FAQs


Can you carry my items down a flight of stairs?

No. Unfortunately, we cannot carry items up or down stairs.  Your items can be on the curb, the porch, the garage or a similar space as long as they are at the street level and accessible to our truck and crew.


Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes! You’ll get a receipt listing the items you’ve donated, which you can use for your taxes.


Do I need to be home for the pickup?

No. If you won’t be at home, just let us know where to find your items. We’ll leave your receipt under the door or in your mailbox. If items are to be left outside, please use caution to avoid theft or weather damage. If items are stolen or damaged prior to the scheduled pick up date, please notify us as soon as possible so that we do not waste precious staff time or fuel.


How should I stage or arrange my donation for pick-up?

If you have bricks, blocks, or other large quantities of heavy things, please have them stacked on a standard pallet on a hard surface like a cement sidewalk or driveway (not gravel). We are not able to load large quantities of brick by hand. We will provide pallets on request in advance of a scheduled pick-up.


Will you pick up my_______________?

If you have questions about whether we will accept the items you’d like to donate, first review our Donation Guidelines. If you can’t find the answer there, send us an email at Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org or call our Donations Team at (301) 832-0781.  You may also email pictures to Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org.


I have questions not covered in the FAQs.

If you need additional information, or are having trouble with the form, please email us at Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org or call our Donations Team at (301) 832-0781, Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm. Thank you!

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