Don’t Just Throw It Away, Consider Donating Your Unused Items Instead!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Is your garage or basement overflowing with items that you no longer use, but are too good to throw away? By donating these items, you can save useful materials from the landfill and help make home improvement more affordable for more people. Marin Goldstein, from the Center for EcoTechnology, shared more about what items you can donate.

EcoBuilding Bargains
83 Warwick Street
Springfield

Go Green and save big:
Donate your old materials and furnishings, save on disposal fees, and get a tax deduction.

Donating can also help you:
Save money on disposal costs
Get a tax deduction
Free up storage space

Materials You Can Donate!

From the Kitchen:
Cabinets
Countertops
Sinks & faucets
Working appliances (less than five years old)

From the Bathroom:
Vanities
Sinks & faucets
Tubs (fiberglass or claw-foot only)
Showers & enclosures
Low-flow toilets only (1.6 gallons per flush)

Windows:
Vinyl & wood
Only double-paned, complete with frame
Storm windows – complete white triple track only

Some Furniture:
Bookcases
Hutches
Kitchen or dining room sets and chairs
Stools
Dressers
Cabinets
Desks

Doors:
Interior or exterior (hollow-core or solid)
Bi-fold doors, French doors
Painted doors
Only insulated metal doors w/ tracks
Storm & sliding doors complete with frame
Accessories (locks & hinges, etc)

Flooring:
Hardwood
Laminate
Bamboo
New ceramic/vinyl tiles

Building Materials:
Lumber/molding – minimum 6′ lengths, must be denailed
Plywood – full sheets
Sheetrock – full sheets
Rigid foam – full sheets only
Bricks & cement blocks
Fiberglass batting – must be clean, dry & packed in clear bags

Electrical & Lighting:

Light fixtures
Electrical equipment & hardware
Stand-alone lamps

For more information visit CETOnline.org.

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