(n): a project with the goal of saving as much reusable material as possible by “unbuilding” items
Thinking about a kitchen or bathroom remodel?
Habitat Buffalo can salvage your donatable items and help you support your local community at the same time!
How it works
Habitat Buffalo is fully insured, specialized staff and trained volunteers carefully remove reusable items from your home or business. Projects are often completed in half-a-day and our crew will leave your space broom clean.
What We Take
Kitchen Appliances: stoves, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, hood vents, and microwaves; appliances must be less than ten years old
Kitchen Cabinets: must be in good condition; we do not accept composite board or water- or mold-damaged cabinets
Bathroom Items: toilets less than five years old, sinks, vanities, and bathroom accessories
Hot Water Tanks: drained and less than five years old
Light Fixtures: excludes recessed lights
Pre-hung Doors: exterior and solid core interior doors are accepted; we do not accept French doors, sliding doors, or bi-fold doors
Other Household Accessories: mirrors, shelving, wall décor, door knobs, and housewares (dishes, cups, silverware, etc.)
Benefits for You
Benefits for Homeowners: Our free Deconstruction Program will help you save on your home renovation and will give your items a second life with a local family.
Benefits for Contractors: Our specialized team will work ahead of your employees, and leave a clean, prepped space for construction. We will help you save time, labor costs, and disposal fees.
Benefits for Corporate Partners: Demonstrate your philanthropy and take advantage of our partnership benefits by donating materials or allowing Habitat Buffalo to participate in your next remodel.
Everyone Benefits: All donations make through our Deconstruction Program are tax-deductible. Your donation will help divert tons of material from landfills and will will help a neighbor in need. By reusing or reselling your items, your donation will help offset the cost of homebuilding in Buffalo.
We schedule projects Monday through Friday
- A typical project will take half a day. We start at 9 am and are usually cleaning up by 12:30pm. For larger projects, we schedule a full day, 9am – 4pm.
We ask for a minimum of 2 weeks lead time. During winter months, we may be able to accommodate quicker timelines, but for the best experience, 2 weeks miniumum.
Yes! You will receive a tax receipt from our Deconstruction Manager, Angela Watson, within 1 week from the completion of your project.
Absolutely! A comprehensive list of items we take can be found above in the “What we take” section.
Our fully insured, specialized staff and trained volunteers will carefully remove items from your home. Our team combined has over 170 years of construction experience!