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Thank you for joining us in reducing construction solid waste; providing free resources to local nonprofits, houses of worship and schools; and redirecting affordable building materials to the community. Material donors can bring materials to the LBC warehouse during store hours or schedule a pick-up by LBC staff. LBC accepts both residential & commercial building material donations. Items should be in useable condition. This means free of fogged or cracked glass, rot, chipping paint, non-hazardous in nature, reasonably complete, etc. Donated items are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

As part of enacting our RESOURCE EFFICIENCY & WASTE REDUCTION MISSION, some materials not listed here are brokered by the LBC in order to keep them from being disposed of, please ask! Additionally, the LBC extends FREE INFORMATION to the general public about reuse and recycling options for many types of common waste materials. Just drop us a line if you have questions.Donations: donate@lifecyclebuildingcenter.org  404.997.3873

 

  

 

DONATION CRITERIA / LIST OF COMMON ACCEPTED MATERIALS  (pdf) 

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DECONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for re-use, repurposing, recycling and waste management. In order to salvage building materials, LBC offers deconstruction services to clients for a fee. Deconstruction is the practice of disassembling a building in such a way that the building materials can be reused and is a cost-competitive alternative to conventional building demolition that results in environmental and social benefits.
 
Identifying and saving building materials is where it all begins and is the lifeblood of the LBC. Reusable building material comprises 40% of everything thrown away. There are cabinets that could be reinstalled in someone’s home; doors that could be recycled as furniture; materials that should not be tossed into landfills.

Andrew Chew, LBC’s Deconstruction Manager, says, “The experience of coming down to the LBC warehouse and getting to know what materials we salvage and sell helps educate our customers and material donors about what to salvage in the deconstruction process. There is something for everyone in the LBC store. The fun is in finding that one item that gets you really into it”.

The other side of the deconstruction process is the customers who purchase the salvaged materials and items. One of Andrew’s favorite examples of this is when an entire family came down from North Georgia with a truck and trailer. Their goal was to help their son and his new wife renovate their new home and start their lives together. They were able to fill up their trailer with salvaged items from doors to windows, to furniture and appliances. “Through salvaged building materials, LBC helped this family save a couple grand that day, and all from the generosity of individuals and corporations willing to salvage materials from deconstructions".
 
Andrew Chew - Deconstruction Manager: andrew@lifecyclebuildingcenter.org  404.844.9300