Deconstruction

a project with the goal of saving as much reusable material
as possible by "unbuilding" items

email us to schedule

Deconstruction

a project with the goal of saving as much reusable material as possible by "unbuilding" items

email us to schedule

Our Deconstruction Program enables Habitat Buffalo to serve more families by connecting communities, giving new life to repurposed items, and diverting tons of waste from landfills. 

How it Works

During a Deconstruction, Habitat Buffalo’s specialized staff and volunteers carefully remove large items from homes and businesses. Removal is often completed in half a day and our crew will leave your space broom clean. 

Avoid costly disposal fees and extra labor! Habitat Buffalo’s Deconstruction Program is free and is a cost-saving alternative when remodeling your home or relocating your business. Your donation is tax-deductible! 

What We Take

Prior to a Deconstruction, our staff will evaluate your donation and will provide a scope of work. Accepted items include:

• wall cabinets
• base cabinets
• countertops
• working appliances (less than 10 years old)
•  bathroom vanities

Exclusions may apply. For a full list of accepted items, click here

How You Help

Items collected during a Deconstruction are repurposed to help local families. When possible, items are used in the construction of Habitat homes. Those that cannot be used for homebuilding are sold in our ReStore. Proceeds from the sales are used to help fund homebuilding.