Provide Source For Re-Use
The Habitat ReStore resonates with “Ashevillians” who are known for their love of love of reusing, recycling and repurposing. The ReStore gives unwanted items a second lease on life. You might not want, need or love that sink, door, range, or light fixture anymore, but we know one of our shoppers will! Fun fact: we once sold a complete kitchen cabinet set before it had even been unloaded from the truck and moved into the ReStore showroom!
Divert From Landfills
Annually, more than 1,500 tons of usable materials are diverted from local landfills thanks to the ReStore and its donors and shoppers. This is important because country-wide it is estimated that 10% to upwards of 25% of all solid waste entering the waste stream is from construction and demolition. Likewise, experts estimate that 80% or 90% of demolition waste could be reused or recycled. The increase in costs associated with sending materials to the landfill, coupled with an ever increasing number of landfill regulations, has driven the search for new and creative ways to keep these materials out of the waste stream. With Deconstruction salvaging material and the ReStore selling those salvaged goods, Habitat reduces the amount of material sent to local landfills.
Support Habitat’s Mission
Habitat is committed to building new houses and preserving existing homes. ReStore proceeds help fund our building programs and cover Asheville Area Habitat’s fundraising and administrative costs. Your donation of merchandise through the Deconstruction program directly supporting Habitat’s building programs and thereby changes the lives of families in need of safe and decent housing.
Receive Tax Deduction
You will receive a receipt for items you donate to the ReStore through Deconstruction. If you itemize on your tax return, you can deduct your donation(s) of merchandise. Consult your tax advisor for details.
“Habitat’s deconstruction program made my kitchen remodel so much easier! The crew removed my cabinets in one morning and before the end of that day they were sold at the ReStore! It was truly a win-win: my kitchen was cleared out, Habitat made money to help build another home, and my cabinets didn’t end up in the landfill.”
“I was referred to Habitat’s Deconstruction Program by a friend who highly recommended them. The crew arrived on time and took out my kitchen cabinets and countertops with special care to keep them in good shape for the next potential owner. It was the cleanest and neatest demolition I have ever seen! I recommend Habitat’s Deconstruction Services to all of my friends and clients considering a kitchen remodel.”
“I recommend the Habitat Deconstruction service to anyone who is doing a remodeling project in their home. The team was prompt, professional, and courteous…they left the space clean and ready for our kitchen remodeling to begin. Habitat was the perfect solution to repurposing our old cabinets and appliances. Thanks again.”