You may be planning your spring cleaning soon or making room in your closet for those new clothes you got for Christmas.

We usually go through our stuff a couple of times a year and fill a bag or two or the back of the SUV and take it off to the Goodwill store or drop-off facility.

You can get a receipt if you want that handy tax write-off at tax time.

There's usually a big rush around the holidays just before the new year.

If you're looking to empty your attic or garage of the things you don't use or need anymore, you should know that there are things that Goodwill will not take.

You should know what to take to your local dump instead of Goodwill.

Here is a list of the things they will not accept but check with your regional Goodwill just to make sure.

New Jersey Goodwill stores will not accept these items

Gallery Credit: Dennis Malloy

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