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Reuse in New England: Donation Programs - Building Materials Resources/Reuse Centers
July 2010

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Donate used construction materials or other goods.

If you have questions or suggestions for additions/corrections to this list, contact:

Christine Beling (beling.christine@epa.gov)
EPA New England (SPP)
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OES04-1
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone: 617-918-1792

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Regional/New England Donation Programs

Building Materials Reuse Association
Address: 6222 Kentucky Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 1-800-990-BMRA (1-800-990-2672)
Contact: Brad Guy
Description: The BMRA is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials.

Habitat for Humanity
Address: 200 South Church Street, Westchester, PA 19382
Phone: 1-800-434-5463
Contact: Lisa Reitz, Northeast Regional Director
Description: This organization accepts a wide variety of used building materials which are used in building homes for those in poverty.

Recycler's World (SEE under Reuse Directories)

Connecticut

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bridgeport ReStore
Address: 1785 Stratford Ave., Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: 203-383-4358
Contact: Tom Gabrielson, Richard Desautels
Email: habitatrestore@bridgeporthabitat.org
Description: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bridgeport builds affordable housing for low income families in coastal Fairfield County. The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of building supplies and gently used furniture and appliances. The Habitat ReStore is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday 9AM to 4 PM.

Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern CT ReStore
Address: 400 New London
Salem, CT 06420
Phone: 860-892-9553
Contact: George Warner, ReStore Manager
Email: warner@habitatsect.org
Description: A division of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, the ReStore accepts donations of new or nearly new building supplies, furniture and appliances from individuals, contractors, and businesses. Some of the materials will be used to build Habitat homes, and any extra materials will be sold at the Habitat ReStore. Proceeds from the ReStore benefit Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. The Habitat ReStore is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday and is closed Sunday and Monday.

The ReCONNstruction Center
Address: 230 South Street, New Britain, CT 06051-3637
Phone: 860-597-3390
Contact: John Powers
Email: info@reconnstructioncenter.org
Description: We promote environmental and social sustainablility by salvaging and acquiring perfectly good used building materials for resale and reuse. We support local economy by supplying quality low cost building materials to homeowners, landlords, non-profits, schools, building contractors, etc., particularly servicing those groups located in urban areas.

ReStore - Habitat for Humanity of Northeastern
Address: 455 Providence Road (Route 6)
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Phone: 860.774.0505
Contact: Ken Goloski
Email: restore@habitatnortheastct.org
Description: Habitat for Humanity (HHH) builds homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in the greater Danbury area. We rely on the support of volunteers, faith-based communities, and businesses located throughout northern Fairfield and southern Litchfield counties. The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of building supplies.  The Habitat ReStore is open to the public Friday and Saturday and is closed Monday thru Thursday.

ReStore - Housatonic Habitat for Humanity
Address: 90 Shelter Rock Road, Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203.205.0952
Contact: Joanne Bosshardt 
Email: restore@danburyhabitat.org
Description: Habitat for Humanity (HHH) builds homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in the greater Danbury area with the support of volunteers, faith-based communities, and businesses located throughout northern Fairfield and southern Litchfield counties. The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of building supplies.  The Habitat ReStore is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday.

Maine

Habitat for Humanity Camden - Mid Coast Restore
Address: PO Box 785, Camden, ME  04843-0785
Phone: 207-236-4974

Maine Housing Building Materials Exchange (BME)
Address: 102 Lisbon Street (Rt196), Lisbon, ME 04250
Phone: 207-636-7670
Contact: David Zimmerman (davez@mainebme.org)
Description: The mission of the Maine Housing and Building Materials Exchange (MHBME) is to benefit low income homeowners and the environment by providing new and re-used building materials at an affordable price and by educating people about home repair.

Sanford, Maine Location
Address: 72 Emery St. Sanford, ME 04073
Phone: 207-324-4574
Email: mhbme93b@yahoo.com

Maine Materials Exchange (See under Materials Exchange)

Massachusetts

Boston ReStore
Address: 10 Harvard Street, P.O. Box 240881, Dorchester, MA 02124-0881
Phone: 617-288-8400
Contact: Bill Perkins (bperkins@bostonrestore.org)
Description: Boston ReStore collects donated office furniture and building supplies. Materials are made available to lower-income homeowners and nonprofit organizations. ReStore staff are eager to help place your donation -- whatever the item. Please feel free to call with questions.

Boston Building Resources
Address: 100 Terrace Street, Boston, MA 02120-3418
Phone: 617-442-2262
Fax: 617-427-2491
Contact: Matthew St. Onge, President/Executive Director
Email: matthew@bostonbuildingresources.com
Description: The BBR takes in residential construction/demolition reusables, including over-runs such as vanities, sinks, and tiles. Materials are available for sale to the general public.

Massachusetts Materials Exchange (SEE under Materials Exchange)

ReStore Home Improvement Center
Address: 250 Albany Street Rear, Springfield, MA 01105
Phone: 413-788-6900
Contact: John Majercak
Email: restore@cetonline.org
Description: The ReStore Home Improvement Center is a non-profit enterprise of CET's that accepts donations of quality, but unwanted, home improvement materials and sells these goods at low prices in a convenient retail setting.

Vermont

ReNew Building Material & Salvage, Inc
Address: 16 Town Crier Drive #2, Putney Road (Opposite Shell), Brattleboro VT 05301-8669
Phone: 802-246-2400
Contact: Erich Kruger (erich@renewsalvage.org)
Description: Non-profit. New, used, and salvage building materials, appliances, and lumber. Donations are tax-deductable. Deconstruction services.

ReSOURCE
Address: 266 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-658- 4143
Contact: Tom Longstreth, Executive Director
Email: info@resourcevt.org
Description: ReSOURCE's mission is to (1) protect the environment by reducing the amount of reusable and repairable items dumped in landfills, (2) give individuals in transition valuable job skills, technical training, and more opportunity and (3) alleviate the effects of poverty by making vital household goods and building materials available to the poor.

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