We accept :


Clothing & shoes


  • Clothing for men and women;
  • Shoes for men and women.




  • Jewelry;
  • Purses;
  • Scarves;
  • Mittens and gloves;
  • Hats and caps;
  • Glasses;
  • Unused comestics.




  • Clothing for babies and children;
  • Shoes for babies and children;
  • Accessories for babies and children;
  • Toys for babies and children;
  • Unused or new bassinets, playards, strollers;
  • Highchairs.


Home Accents


  • Kitchen utensils;
  • Dishes;
  • Cutlery;
  • Pots and pans;
  • Lamps;
  • Frames and decorative items;
  • Clocks;
  • Curtains;
  • Corded blinds;
  • Bedding;
  • Gardening tools;
  • Plants;
  • Barbecues (without the tank).


Electrical appliance


  • Small electronic devices (toasters, irons, kettles, mixers, etc.);
  • Alarm clocks;
  • Televisions;
  • DVD players;
  • Cameras;
  • Air conditioners;
  • VCR’s.


Sports and leisure


  • Sports equipment;
  • Unused helmets and protections
  • Books;
  • CD’s;
  • Vinyl records.

Bring your old electronics to the Renaissance Donation Centres!

The Renaissance Donation Centres are among the official drop off points of the Québec Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA-Québec). This non-profit organization, recognized by Recyc-Québec, is responsible for the recovery and recycling of electronic products in the province and offers the assurance that the old electronics are kept out of landfill sites and recycled in a safe and ecological manner.
By associating with EPRA-Québec and by allowing people to bring their obsolete electronics to its Donation Centres, Renaissance wanted to ensure that the end of life electronics were recycled in a safe and environmentally responsible fashion. 

What to recycle? Consult the complete list on the website of EPRA-Québec at recycleMYelectronics.ca/qc.

Recycle your old vehicle with the Car for life program!

Renaissance is a partner in the Car for life program developed by the Foundation of the Association des recycleurs de pièces d'autos et de camions. When you accept to donate your car, the amount of money corresponding to the car's value will be donated to the organization of your choice (Renaissance!). It is a great way to dispose of your old jalopy in a responsible manner while supporting the job training program at Renaissance. To learn more about the Car for life program: http://arpac.org/carforlife/



Sorry we do not accept* :



  • Upholstered or non-upholstered furniture (armchairs, couches, tables, chairs, shleves, beds, desks, etc.);
  • Large household appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers and stoves);
  • Mattresses and box springs;
  • Safety gates and barriers for children;
  • Rings and bath seats for babies;
  • Pianos;
  • Pool tables.




  • Construction material;
  • Paint;
  • Primers;
  • Varnish;
  • Solvents.


Dangerous goods


  • Combustibles (gasoline and propane tanks);
  • Dangerous products or chemicals;
  • Guns and ammunition (fire arms, pocket knives, blades, bullets, guns, crossbows and swords).




  • Cleaning products;
  • Tires;
  • Car batteries;
  • Batteries;
  • Medication (bring any unused or expired medication to your pharmacy);
  • Syringes;
  • Wooden or glass doors;
  • Windows;
  • Sinks;
  • Mirrors without frames;
  • Carpet remnants;
  • Children’s car seats which have passed their expiry date;
  • Food (contact your nearest food bank);
  • Promotional articles with company logos;
  • Large sized photocopiers;
  • Toilets;
  • We dont' accept pets.

* The Donation Centre attendant can refuse an article that does not meet the safety criteria or quality standards established by Renaissance.


Here are some organizations that accept furniture :


ReStore Renovation Centres (Habitat for Humanity Quebec)
4399, Notre-Dame Street West, St-Henri
Montreal (Quebec) H4C 1R9
Tel: 514-907-8991

6240, Henri-Bourassa Blvd. East
Montreal-North (Quebec) H1G 5W9
Tel: 438-375-1297

Société Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
1930, rue de Champlain
Montreal (Quebec) H2L 2S8
Tel. : 514 526-5937
*Only in some collect centers. 

L'Entraide les ami(e)s de Montréal
3723 Notre-Dame Ouest, St-Henri
Montreal (Quebec) H4C 1P8
Tel. : (514) 846 9222
*Pick up available

Welcome collective
Montreal, Quebec
*Pick up available

1 (800) 468-5865
*paid service

Visit the eco-center of your neighborhood! They can recycle a lot of the items that Renaissance can not reuse!

You have something to give that is not on the list? Call us at 514-276-3626, we will answer you promptly.

Where to drop off your donations?