When you renovate your home, you may be able to find a home for used materials such as bricks, cabinets, and shelves. Visit the NYC Stuff Exchange to find a place to donate used home improvement materials. For general reuse tips, visit reuse it nyc.
If you cannot locate a donation outlet for your items, you can try using an online materials exchange to sell or give away your material.
Additionally, there are manufacturer take-back programs for certain types of items, such as ceiling tiles and carpeting. Go to take-back programs for a list of manufacturers or retailers that accept these items for recycling.
Also see reuse tips for rugs and carpets.
If your items can't be reused, please note the following:
- Bulk and construction debris generated by contractors or fee-for-service personnel is considered commercial waste and is therefore the responsibility of the contractor to arrange for appropriate private disposal.
- Non-commercial construction waste that is mostly metal or rigid plastic can be recycled along with other bulk items. If the item contains large quantities of glass (such as a window frame), the glass must be taped before setting out for recycling.
- Non-commercial construction waste that isn't mostly metal can be disposed of as trash and must be set out for collection in accordance with NYC Department of Sanitation's bulk collection guidelines . If the item contains large quantities of glass (such as a window frame), the glass must be taped before setting out for refuse collection.
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