By donating unwanted building materials, not only do you avoid hauling and tipping fees that may be associated with disposing of these items, you are keeping waste from piling up in area landfills and cutting down on the energy use and pollution from new production. Approved in-kind donations can be dropped off, by appointment, at our Materials Reuse Center.
All donated materials must be in fair to good condition. Please see the list below for some examples of materials we accept. Please note the requirements for making donations – we are a small operation at the moment and do not have the capacity to process materials otherwise. All donations must be approved before being dropped off or picked up.
Lumber – joists, beams, flooring, etc: must be de-nailed, stacked and banded
Bricks and large stone: must be free of mortar, whole and stacked and banded on a pallet
Metal: must be sorted and bundled
Doors, windows and cabinets
Antiques and specialty items
We provide a letter of acknowledgment for all contribution – this allows you to claim qualified donations as deductions from your tax liability – saving you money! (see below for more information on the deduction of in-kind, non-cash donations)
If the total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is less than $5,000, Section A of the form must be filled out. If the total deduction is over $5,000, you must complete Section B for each item or group of similar items you are claiming. Contributions greater than $5,000 require an appraisal from a qualified, independent appraiser.(Appraisal Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions)
* Please consult your tax adviser for specific questions about filing deductions.