Salvage & Surplus

Slightly-used and recycled building materials are a do-it-yourself dream.

Green Demolitions, Fairfield
This 43,000-square-foot showroom resells donated high-end kitchens. Often, that means the entire setup: cabinets, countertops, appliances and anything else that has to go when a kitchen renovation about to begin. Green Demo’s staff will disassemble and remove the entire old kitchen. The donor gets a free professional kitchen removal, incurs no costs to dispose of waste and earns a tax write-off. The old kitchen goes onto the showroom floor for a purchase that will make some other homeowner’s dream kitchen come true for a fraction of what it would cost brand-new. A portion of the proceeds benefits addiction recovery programs.275 Route 46 West; 862-210-8332.

ReStore, Multiple locations
Do-it-yourselfers will raise their hammers in delight at any of New Jersey’s 15 Habitat for Humanity ReStores. These home-improvement stores offer donated surplus, recycled and new building materials, appliances, windows, doors and furniture at deep discounts. On any given day, the inventory might include Benjamin Moore paint for $10 a can, granite countertops, office furniture and high-end light fixtures. The sales proceeds fund Habitat home-building projects.

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