What We Offer

For over 30 years, DCNE has been providing operational support for New England’s greater towns, academic institutions, businesses, municipalities, and charities; operating as your trusted source for giving your one-of-a-kind finds a second chance for reuse.

Through the collection and resale of these items, DCNE provides its community partners with significant, unrestricted, operational funding at zero cost. We focus on the logistics while our partners focus on providing essential services to our greater communities.



Alongside our charitable partners, we cultivate long-term relationships with communities, businesses, and individuals in order to raise funds that directly make a difference in your community.


Items collected by DCNE are repurposed, ensuring they're kept out of landfills and given a fresh lease on life.


From scheduling FREE at-home pickups and servicing collection dropboxes to providing service updates and coordinating fundraising initiatives for your organization, DCNE is committed to working with you so you can give back to your community in the most meaningful way possible.


Working with buyers, suppliers, and wholesalers, we provide an extensive range of products available for wholesale or retail distribution. A portion of the funds generated go towards the life-changing work of our charitable partners, making a direct different in your community.

Acceptable & Non-Acceptable Items

We kindly request that you package your items in accordance with our policies. Our dedicated drivers strive to deliver unparalleled service to our customers. Please respect their efforts by ensuring your items are properly packaged. DCNE sincerely appreciates your kindness and understanding.

Gently Used Clothing

  • All sizes and seasons
  • Pajamas & robes
  • Undergarments
  • Purses
  • Purses
  • Jewelry & accessories
  • Please avoid giving any soiled, severely stained or ripped items.

Athletic Sneakers & Shoes

  • All athletic sneakers
  • Lifestyle / leisure shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Boots
  • Ripped shoes
  • Single shoe
  • Moldy shoes

Household Items

  • Knick-Knacks and Trinkets
  • CD's and DVD's (in the case)
  • Dishware
  • Pots and pans
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Coffee makers
  • Household linens
  • Decorative pillows
  • Furniture of any kind
  • Mattresses
  • Microwaves
  • Fridges
  • Televisions
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers

Textbooks / Books

  • We accept all books and textbooks
  • Magazines and catalogs

Toys / Puzzles

  • All toys are accepted
  • Please avoid giving toys that are damaged beyond repair or that are missing key pieces

Art & Collectibles

  • Art prints
  • Paintings
  • Coins
  • One-of-a-kind items
  • Sports memorabilia
  • None

Musical Instruments

  • We accept most musical instruments, including accordions and keyboards
  • Organs
  • Pianos

Sports Equipment

  • Balls (basketballs, soccer balls, tennis balls, etc,.)
  • Gloves
  • Tennis Rackets
  • Lacrosse Sticks
  • Hockey Sticks
  • Bicycles
  • Bulky sports equipment

Preparing for a Home Pickup

DCNE thanks you for scheduling a home pickup of your items. Please refer to the guidelines below for how your items should be prepared.

  1. Clothing and shoes: plastic garbage bags labeled DCNE/ the Initialism of the charitable partner (for example The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation would be BBBSF). We cannot accept items on behalf of charities we are not partnered with. 
  2. Dishes and breakable items: properly wrapped and packed in boxes as if you were moving (30lbs max per box)
  3. Small miscellaneous household items: packed in a labeled and sealed box marked DCNE/Charity Partner Initials

In the event of bad weather, please place items in a plastic garbage bag, tied and labelled, and turn the bag upside down.

Please make sure your donations are clearly visible and placed outside no later than 7am on the day of your scheduled pickup. You can expect your items to be picked up between the hours of 7am and 5pm.

No, our drivers are not permitted to enter homes.


Your donation will be picked up sometime between 7:00am to 5:00pm. DCNE is proud to service over 100 houses per day. As a result, we are unable to provide our customers with a specific pickup time.

We are very sorry to hear that your donation was not picked up. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

We do pick up in all types of weather, including rain and light snow. However, if driving conditions are unsafe or if there is a State of Emergency, we will cancel our pickup routes for that day. In the event that your pickup was cancelled, we will reach out to reschedule as quickly as possible.