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Reuse Tips for Home Improvement Materials

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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 leaving NYCWasteLess 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 leaving NYCWasteLess. 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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