construction waste

Cut Down On Your Remodeling Costs by Donating These Items:

1. Sinks, toilets and bathtubs             

Donating is a great way to keep these bulky items out of the landfill. If you’re donating a bathtub or sink, make sure that they are not stained and do not have chips in the porcelain.

2. Cabinets                                           

Remodeling a kitchen often means replacing kitchen cabinets. Luckily, someone else may want those kitchen cabinets you remove, and recycling them will cut down on construction waste. Kitchen cabinets should be in good working order: Check to make sure that the drawer pulls work, and keep the doors and drawers together when you donate them.

3. Working appliances                       
You also can donate working appliances like stoves, refrigerators, washers, and dryers. They need to be clean and in good working order. 

4. Doors and windows                       
Both internal and external doors can be used by someone else. The most useful doors are clean and undamaged, so look for holes or alterations before donating. Sliding glass patio doors also can be donated. If you are donating sliding glass doors or windows, checking for cracks or holes in the glass is particularly important; these cracks might make the glass unstable and likely to break.

 

5. Lumber                                               

Wood from framing or home improvement projects can be easily recycled. We accept larger pieces of wood, including two-by-fours and plywood, without nails or broken ends.

6. Tiles and wood flooring                   
We accept clean, undamaged wood flooring with no visible nails and screws. We may also accept extra boxes of tiles from a home improvement project. 

7. Lighting                                               
We often have a high demand for working light fixtures. You can also donate light switches, switch covers and wiring to cut your construction waste down even more.

8. Door handles and cabinet knobs    
Many people replace door handles and cabinet knobs to update a room's appearance. We accept fixtures in good condition. Door handles will be most useful when all the parts are kept together, so put all of the pieces in a bag before donating.

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Intown Plaza

378 Harlow Street

Bangor ME 04401

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