By: Jenny Cazares
You have a few options to consider when you’re not sure what to do with your old kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
What if a contractor is removing the cabinets?
What if the homeowner is removing the cabinets?
Nonprofit organizations reuse building materials and cabinets donated to them; they sell these materials to customers at a highly reduced cost.
These organizations are dedicated to preventing building materials from being dumped in landfills. Their mission is to improve the environment and to create social sustainability.
Most nonprofit organizations will schedule a time to pick up your cabinetry and building materials that are not damaged and in reasonably good shape.
In many cases, some nonprofit organizations have volunteers that will come to your home or business and remove them for you. If you’re handy, you can give back to the community by volunteering your time to do the same for others.
Building materials make up more than 75% of landfill waste, so by donating, you are helping the environment and giving back to the community!
You will receive a tax deduction for your donations.
You have a few choices; the best option for you will be determined by 2 factors:
What kind of shape are your cabinets in?
Some people will reuse them for crafts!
Do you have the space to store them?
Many people are unaware they have the option to donate their construction materials and cabinets to nonprofit organizations.
Research your local area for more information about recycling and organizations accepting construction materials for donations.
Dean Cabinetry feels strongly about the issue of waste, alternatives to putting items in a landfill, and what we can do to help the environment. Dean Cabinetry makes every effort to be a lean company and by donating, we can each do our part to help make the world a better place for all!