The other side of buying from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore is to donate your trash to Habitat for Humanity for resale or for use in homes they are building. ReUse program manager B.J. Perkins has said that about 85% of a house is reusable. Before you start tearing out any walls, fixtures, etc., you can help Habitat for Humanity by calling them and inviting them to remove the materials and fixtures they can use. Not only will they do those parts of demolition and preparation for your remodel, you will have far less to take to the landfill and lower dumping fees. You will also be able to feel good about helping a very worthy cause, and you can take a tax credit for a charitable donation.


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